大此寸圖像 enlarged image / "小丹尼-奧地利製造 Little Danny-Made in Austria"
“小丹尼” 2001 240x450x120cm 660隻玩具狗，木，鋁條，布，電源供應器，感應器
"Little Danny", 2001, 660 dog toys, wood, aluminum, fabric, power supply, consor, 240x450x120cm
"Little Danny" is a smaller and incunabular version of "Little Danny-Made in Austria".
On entry visitors were confronted with an eight foot puppy made up of 660 wind-up Little Danny dogs, which began yapping and turning their heads as someone entered the room. Do the viewer's footsteps control the triggers, or is it the artist controlling them? Filling almost the entire space, the shock brought some visitors to tears, crying in fright, but most laughed. Described by the artist as a 'mechanical spirit', Little Danny humorously plays with ideas of reality, but also of where we look. In its overwhelming size and noise, with the cacophony of tinny barking, it defies taking in the whole in a moment. The small dogs coalesce into one, but on closer inspection each mass-produced Danny is somehow individual.
文 Text: Bronwyn Mahoney
攝影： 李國民 Photo: Kuomin Lee