[spectre] DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! and the Right to Die

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Apr 10 10:39:11 CEST 2012

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DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! and the Right to Die.

An experimental review By Channel TWo.

DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! is a new video work (2012) by Everything 
is Terrible!, a self-described "found footage chop shoppe". 
DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! is an active catalog which describes, 
invents and destroys concepts as it arranges video footage into flows of 
multiple cuts that map the use of dogs in cinema and television.

"We neglected to offer an appraisal of the worth of the work, and add to 
the number of words already in the world. Instead, we traced the flows 
passing through the video and developed a program of citations that 
provide a map of exit and entrance points-a map, as any map, that is as 
much about those making as about the territory described-which we hope 
will provide openings for a reader who has not yet watched the work, and 
provide expanded intersections for those who already have." Channel TWo.


Channel TWo is Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook, artists currently 
living in Chicago and working under the name Channel TWo. They received 
a 2011 Turbulence Commission for “NYC on Channel TWo.” They co-edited 
“Dynamic Coupling,” Fall 2010, Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, 
addressing issues of collaboration in research, practice, and academia. 
Select recent projects/installations include: Pace Digital Gallery, NYC; 
University of Wisconsin Madison, gli.tc/h/ festival, Kinsey Institute, 
Hyde Park Art Center, and the Block Museum. Jessica Westbrook is 
Director of Technology Initiatives and Assistant Professor in The 
Department of Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute 
of Chicago. Adam Trowbridge is Adjunct Associate Professor at the School 
of the Art Institute of Chicago and will become Assistant Professor 
(August 2012) in the Department of Contemporary Practices. 

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