Last year My Dog Sighs’ most ambitious project to date “INSIDE:We Shelter Here Sometimes”, transformed a derelict ballroom into an immersive world inhabited by the artist’s own sculptural creatures, dubbed his ‘Quiet Little Voices’ and welcomed 10,000 people through the door over the 16 days of opening.
He followed the project with the release of an art book based on his highly acclaimed installation/exhibition. The captivating, beautifully produced photo book reveals all the artwork from INSIDE:We Shelter Here Sometimes, as well as a comprehensive and candid documentation of the 18 month journey of the exhibition’s creation.
My Dog Sighs has continued the multi-layer intriguing theme with the book, creating a game-changing publication that breaks many conventions of the accepted norms of a high end coffee table art book. It is playful and, like the exhibition, encourages discovery of hidden elements that take time to reveal themselves.
My Dog Sighs said “I’m a street artist, working on the street is my passion and at the core of everything I do. When Covid forced us all inside then I, like everyone else, had to change the way I work. This unleashed a surge of creativity which I channelled into my immersive installation and this book. This lovingly produced book is as much inspired by Kit William’s Masquerade as it is by the great street art publications.
My Dog Sighs went on to say “I was delighted by the response I had from local people to INSIDE. Many came twice and a surprising number came three times. Unfortunately Covid restrictions were in place when we opened meaning that many people who wanted to visit were unable to travel so I’m taking INSIDE on tour”
My Dog Sighs will be giving an artist talk about his creative journey and how that led to INSIDE. He will tell stories about the project and hold a question and answer session with the audience. There will also be a display of small sculptures and photos from the event. Most venues will be showing the filmed walk-through of the show. Books, prints and merchandise from INSIDE will be available for sale and there will be an opportunity to get books signed.
If you’d like the opportunity to meet My Dog Sighs, the tour will be visiting:
11 Feb Leicester The Mill by Graffwerk
12 Feb Peterborough Peterborough Museum
28 Feb Cardiff The Yard
1 March Cheltenham Bottle of Sauce
2 March Bristol Loco Klub
14 March Exeter The Hall
16 March Plymouth Leadworks
1 April Preston Cartford Inn
4 April Glasgow Subversion Gallery
All events start at 7.30pm, tickets are available from My Dog Sighs website mydogsighs.co.uk