Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Fog Dog (Sphinx)
50 x 75 cm (19 3/4 x 29 1/2 in) (unframed)
51,8 x 76,8 x 3,5 cm (20 x 29 7/8 x 1 3/8 in) (framed)
Edition of 5
The work is a part of the photographic series, taken in the context of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s work on the film Fog Dog. It takes as point of departure the curious interaction of human and non-human inhabitants of the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka, documenting the daily life of the school and the numerous stray dogs that live there and seem to lead a parallel existence.
The photographs share the atmospheric aspect of the film. Some have little details, like a butterfly on the dusty bamboo sphere hanging in the dark hall way, others focus on the iconic silhouettes of the stray dogs, as sphinx in unlikely setting with bit-off ear, or depict an aspect of nature, such as the canopy of trees or the reflection of the small pond shining through the thicket of leaves.