Love and Kisses (2015)

Love and Kisses installation in Studio 17

1280 × 720 HD video
Collection of YouTube videos
Duration: 14:11 min

Love and Kisses is a montage of Youtube videos from different users, where dogs are licking people’s faces. Some of the videos are more innocent looking and some disturbingly sexual. All of them are performances for the camera and for other people. For dogs licking is characteristic behaviour related to dominance and submission, communication and hygiene, even affection, but it is the humans in their lives who believe the licking means love and kisses.

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