Yarden Colsey

Department: Public Private

Old Dog New Tricks − Sound Bites

What: An interactive installation that draws parallels between how dogs and people are trained for war.

Why: Dogs are trained in the Netherlands and deployed in conflict zones in other countries, such as Israel and Palestine. These dogs are officially classed as pets to bypass regulations, but in reality they are being turned into weapons, just as people are trained to become soldiers.

How: Through a stick clamped between your teeth on a custom training ground, you can hear a narrative about how man and his four-footed friends are conditioned for conflict. A ‘trainer’ is present to guide participants and reward them for correctly following commands.

“Are you playing or being played?”

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven