Dachshund U.N.

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.

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 13 May 2010 to Sunday 30 May 2010
Launch Saturday 22 May 2010,

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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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.

Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Carlton