Space Dog Odyssey
Space Dog Odyssey
Space Dog Odyssey: The Series
Honey Biba Beckerlee and Mathias Kryger
Design: Zille Sophie Bostinius
Broken Dimanche Press & Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2017
Space Dog Odyssey is a series of four fictional documentaries written as performance scripts unfolding fabulating, contrafactual narratives about decisive moments in history told from the perspective of canine companions.
By articulating world history in a playful manner, and insisting on taking animals seriously as co-authors of history the scripts explore the potentials of contrafactual accounts of history and imagine if pets might have changed historical events.
Space Dog Odyssey: The Series thus unfolds reparative readings of historical trauma and challenges a western ontology viewing humans as the only influential political agents of this world.
The scripts have been performed separately at institutions and venues like Grimm Museum, Berlin; Gallery Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles; Inkonst, Malmö and Backyard Gallery, Copenhagen.
Space Dog Odyssey: The Series is a co-publication between the Berlin-based publishing house Broken Dimanche Press, and the Copenhagen-based curatorial platform Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology.
Honey Biba Beckerlee (1978) holds an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2008) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College University of London (2006). Her work is research based, theoretically informed and aims to push the visual medium to the point where it challenges our perception of reality.
Informed by the French radical philosopher and psychotherapist, Félix Guattari, Mathias Kryger (born in Holbæk in 1977, living in Copenhagen) attempts a life of schizoanalysis. Ze is a professor at the Funen Art Academy, an art critic with Danish newspaper Politiken and recently curated the largescale exhibition Ovartaci & The Art of Madness at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Siding up to the relationship between performance and mechanisms of subjectivation, ze is currently engaging in instances of feminist amateur cabarets in the Cold War era in a context local to western Zealand.