Doggie Day Care for Leo Beagle Boy

The work Doggie Day Care for Leo Beagle Boy is based on a fieldwork. In October- November 2019 Ihle documented a six weeks stay in her friend’s guestroom in LA. While her friend was at work editing the music of the latest Scooby Doo-movie, Anna tried to take on the recreational activities her friend wished she had the time to during her time off. Exhibition photos (Podium, Oslo) by Ayatgali Tuleubek.

Doggie Day Care for Leo Beagle Boy
Video 25:10min by Anna Ihle
Video editor, audio editor, consultant: Kai Arne Svanæs-Soot
Music: Linda Lamignan
Video photography: Anna Ihle, Line Anda Dalmar, dog monitor camera 
Subtitles: Vilde Tuv

Dover Street Market bag with pink wall paint on the inside, from helping my friend shop, and painting her bathroom 2020
Watercolor on paper, 65cm x 51cm

Ottolenghi recipe book front page chewed on by my friend’s dog 2020
Watercolor on paper, 65cm x 51cm

Empty bag of Carnilove dog treats from my friend’s house 2020
Watercolor on paper, 65cm x 51cm

Earthrated poop bag, left in one in my pockets from walking my friend’s dog Watercolor on paper,65cm x 51cm

A dog bed for people 2020
Textile, duvets, pillows, mattresses 250cm x 220cm x 35cm, (90cm x 90cm x 30cm) x 4

Limited Access
Painted and cut PP, tape, dog leash (190 x 200 x 60cm)

Friends 4 Ever
2 friendship bracelets in cotton (6cm x 6cm) x 2

Books my friend had started reading, in which I continued reading during my visit
Books (titles vary)

Things I ordered online for my friend to use as Christmas gifts
Online ordered calendar (61,5cm x 30,5) , printed T-shirt (54cm x 90cm)

Thanks to Kai Arne Svanæs-Soot, Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Camilla Edström Ödemark, Espen Birkedal, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Catherine Wilson, Anette Gellein and the Jan Van Eyck Academy

Supported by Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond and the hospitality of Catherine Wilson