Dachshund U.N.



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Bennett Miller’s Dachshund U.N. is both a large scale architectural installation and a performance work that examines the role of the United Nations as a risk management organisation.

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A scale replica of a former U.N. office in Geneva, Switzerland, will be constructed by Miller in the Melbourne Museum plaza, where it will remain for the duration of the 2010 Next Wave Festival. Each Saturday afternoon, this structure will play host to a meeting of the U.N.’s Commission on Human Rights, wherein all 47 of the national delegates are live dachshunds, or ‘sausage dogs’.

Dachshund U.N. is both a joyful and chaotic experiment, and a meditation on the utopian aspirations of the Commission on Human Rights, and our capacity as humans to imagine and achieve a universal system of justice. Audiences are invited to these exclusive live viewings of the operations of the Dachshund U.N., where 47 specially recruited dachshunds will engage in rigorous debate.

Supporters: Department of Culture and the Arts – Western Australia, Australia Council for the Arts, Keir Foundation, Melbourne Museum

Commissioned and developed by Next Wave through Kickstart 2009. Partnered by Melbourne Museum.

Artist/s:

Bennett Miller

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· Dates & Times ·

Exhibition Times · Thursday May 13—Sunday May 30 from 9:00AM

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Carlton

Duration: All day

Price: Free

Performance · Saturday May 15 from 2:00PM

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Carlton

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: Free

Performance · Saturday May 22 from 2:00PM

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Carlton

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: Free

Performance · Saturday May 29 from 2:00PM

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Carlton

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: Free



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