All About the DOG Sculpture Installation and Akane Takayama

Sunday, 25 April 2010

DOG Sculpture Installation: Field Test

We have recently completed a "field test" with a small sample of the models at London Fields in Hackney, East London. This was an exciting opportunity to get a good idea on both the durability of the installation, there was a good breeze blowing, and the level of interest it would generate.

As can be seen in the image above, once the artist starts to create the relationships between the DOG models they are transformed from relatively simple and straightforward cardboard and paper models into an installation public art work. When Takayama began to develop this project many people unconnected with the world of contemporary art could only see "cardboard dog models" and viewed the project as "a bit of fun". Once in installation however people were drawn to the field test from far and wide across London Fields.

Whilst small children would come tottering over, hands outstretched with wide eyes and big grins, parents would want to know "What is it? What is it for?". The artist explained patiently about the concept and what she was going to be doing at the Create Festival in Victoria Park on the 19th and 20th of June 2010. The response was universal, everyone loved what they were hearing and enthusiastically said they would come and see the full installation.

All afternoon of the field test people came by and took pictures with their mobile phones and digital cameras. As they realised that the field test represented a small sample, the final installation would be more than ten times the number of DOG Sculptures we had out that afternoon their eyes widened in disbelief.

"This is totally amazing I can't wait to see the full thing, it will be awesome." said Andy Benson who was in the park with his 8 year old daughter.

Yes Andy, it will be amazing and when people see the installation we are confident they will never forget it.

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