Installation view of the work The Hair Of The Dog, by João Leonardo, 2004

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The hair of the dog
2004

DV-video Pal, 4:3, color, sound, 7:37 min

This work is a performance-based video. The action has an abject quality, it shows a man in a suit drinking a beer, then urinating and 
drinking his own urine - in a visceral physical and conceptual circular movement. The title refers to expression “the hair of the dog 
that bit you” - used as a metaphor for a hangover treatment. The origin of the phrase is literal, and comes from an erroneous method 
of treatment of a rabid dog bite by placing hair from the dog in the bite wound.




















































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