Barking Dogs Don't Bite follows a chain of events unfolding at an empty commercial gallery situated in downtown Tel Aviv. The actions seem self-propelled, as if performed from start to finish by the space itself. The same chain of events is played out once more at nighttime. This whole self-defense operation would seem quite pointless, since the space has remained intact, as shown in the video's concluding moments. Life seems to continue as usual. The gallery is clearly disconnected from its outside environment: it alone commands the frame, a scope that is narrowed and delimited.
Barking Dogs Don't Bite was commissioned by the Arts Department, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. Curator: Leah Abir
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Single channel color HD video with sound; 7:00 min looped
Camera: Elad Asulin?, additional cameras: Max Lomberg, Shachar Freddy Kislev
Editing: Yoav Shafir?; Special effects: Yahav Michael?; Sound design: Gadi Raz; Alarm: Yitzhak Yitzhakey; the "Cleaner": Ira Shalit?; Car stunt: Gilly Karjevsky