Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Fog Dog (Night Butterfly)
75 x 50 cm (19 3/4 x 29 1/2 in) (unframed)
76,8 x 51,8 x 3,5 cm (30 1/4 x 20 3/8 x 1 3/8 in) (framed)
Edition of 5
The photographs were taken in the context of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s work on the film Fog Dog, which 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.