Author: Txema Salvans
Dimensions: 33 x 24,5cm / 12.99×9.65in
Publication date: 2022
The third volumen of The Waiting Game series tackles an image that is inscribed in our visual imagery but seldomly represented in photography: the image of a dog guarding the property in absence of their owners, generally in chains and spending its days behind a fence or wall, watching over an industrial complex, a homestead, a car-scrapping compound or a luxury chalet. Dogs that feel how their hours become endless. Bored, mistreated, emotionally abandoned and yet obedient, prepared to fulfill their mission in exchange of some food and water, their highest point of their submission entails utter boredom and annihilates expectations. These are dogs that are born and die in the same place, treated as an instrumental resource: a clear paradigm of the dystopic relationship between us humans and our surroundings.