Please come and enjoy an unusual event:
An All-Day Wonder Cabinet
Guest-Curated by David Rothenberg
made possible with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Saturday Feb. 25th, 2012
10:45 am till 9:30 pm
NYU’s Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street
Free and Open to the Public
Doctor, somehow, and all of a sudden, roaming the neighborhood aimlessly, barking at passers by and other dogs, and even ripping up the newspaper have become meaningless to me!
Dogs and humans have been living together for a very long time. As humans are delving deeper into the evidence that humans are more animal like than we have been admitting and animals have many more so called human traits than we were able to admit it should not be a surprise that dogs enjoy the same things in the same way humans do.
As a former musician I noticed that my dogs had memorized the pieces that I was practicing. Laurie noticed that her dog Lolabelle who spent hours and hours in the studio with her day in and day out was influenced by her voice and her sound esthetic. No wonder Lola found such joy in “making her own music” on the electronic keyboard.
In my work with dogs it is obvious that dogs are quite creative and have a definite taste in music and a sense of humor.
In the Wonder Cabinet Laurie and I will talk about our experiences with animals, dogs in particular, who have acquired a taste for so called “human” culture.
The Wonder Cabinet is an all day event. Laurie and I will be on at night.
I will post more details as I get to know them.