Poodles in Pakuranga

'CDJ', JahJahSphinx's billboard commission for Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland

Te Tuhi’s billboards have been occupied by poodles.  The same poodle in fact, repeated three times and made strange by its garb – a ribbed turtleneck/navy blue cardy combo.  The image, entitled CDJ, was lifted from the internet and re-presented as Te Tuhi’s latest billboard commission by Melbourne collective JahJahSphinx.

JahJahSphinx established itself in 2006 as an image-based blog run by a small network of artists and CDJ marks the first time that the group has realised a project outside of cyberspace.  The type of picture that pops up in a google image search for ‘funny dogs’ or something equally ordinary, CDJ cleverly straddles art and non-art vernaculars, injecting a welcome element of humour into the suburban landscape.

CDJ, installed opposite Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland, until November 6th.

Poodles in Pakuranga

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