Two Dogs and a Ball

Sarah Conaway

2001 | 00:02:51 | United States | English | B&W | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Art History

One of several videos the artist made with her brother while still in graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Two Dogs and a Ball is a cover of William Wegman’s piece of the same title from the late 60’s. During the critique for this piece the artist, Jeff Wall, remarked that at this point anything can be art. This video revels in a degree of quality loss, and in this case it is brought it closer to the chopped and fuzzy original. This lack of fidelity is kind of comforting- a magnetic patina to antique vintage moving images, evoking authenticity and contrasting today’s pixel perfect HD.

This title is only available on Suitable Video, Volume 1.