performance, 2012

My Best Friend is a performative walk in memory of deceased and departed pet dogs. It takes as its starting point the walking ritual that used to commonly be shared together. Parents/Owners of dogs who have been lost, for whatever the reason that makes them not a part of one another’s lives anymore, are met within the local community in a one-on-one context. Their relationship with their pet dog is discussed, including the character of the dog and fond memories and stories of their life together. Interested participants then join in the presentation of the work, which takes the form of a walk in which stories of the respective dogs are shared on route.

My Best Friend was developed with the assistance of Punctum – a live arts organisation based in central Victoria, Australia.