I, the Dog of my Master

MER.Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent

Concept and Design 
Studio Luc Derycke with Diego Tonus 

Cornelia Lauf

Riccardo Perello 


Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies (Books and Posters). 

Language: English
Hard Cover / 40 pages / 30,5 x 22 cm 
Paper: Arctic Volume White 115g/m2 
Typeface: Dante by G. Mardersteig and C. Malin

ISBN 978 94 9177 594 9 

This book consists of thirty-six preparatory sketches used for the making of I, the Dog of my Master, an animation that refers to a video taken with a mobile phone, in which a dog has been filmed throughout the course of a day. The artist has redrawn each frame constituting this video (1'58'') over a period of two years (2006 – 2008), focusing on the main subject and its gestures. Both camera movements and the animation technique used to retrace each image, contribute to enhance the cinematographic quality of the video and to spectacularize a personal everyday life moment.

The artist dedicates this volume to Wisława Szymborska, “Monologue of a Dog Ensnared in History,” in Monologue of a Dog: New Poems, Translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak. Harcourt: Orlando, Fla., 2005.

Special support has been lent by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Mondriaan Fund, GoldenRuler.

Special acknowledgements to BIC - Europe and Università Iuav di Venezia.


The publication entered the Wislawa Szymborska Foundation Archive - Krakow:

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