A City Named Dog
VHS / Digital video
Runtime approx. 40 minutes
Exhibited at Mission Gallery, Swansea.
The solitary figure of the taxi driver is familiar as both a real and fictional character; as someone who encounters people and changes within the built environment, and knows the city as home and livelihood. Dogs are the explorers of place – the non-gendered, non-human flâneur, the free occupiers of the city streets, brave protagonists and non-verbal observers.
Iain the taxi driver lives opposite the Art School in Garnett Hill, Glasgow. His bulldogs, George and Harry, ride around Glasgow with Iain in his taxi, meeting people, watching the city and enjoying the journey.