Commissioned (After W.W.)

SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO
TRT 15 MIN. (2010)



Responding to compositions by William Wegman with his dogs, Commissioned (After W.W.) is an exploration of portraiture, training, and attempts to control nature. A pet rabbit is repeatedly placed on a wooden box, in order to ‘sit’ for a portrait. Against its nature, the animal eventually learns that it is expected to remain still on the pedestal.