Wiener dogs on a diplomatic mission.
The premise was simple enough. Dogs + diplomacy = guaranteed crowd pleasure. And it was. Dachshund UN made its Canadian debut in Toronto on February 28, and I was fortunate enough to check it out along with what seemed like half the city on a chilly Sunday afternoon recently. A performance art installation created by Australian Bennett Miller, it used 36 specially selected dachshunds and their people to create a replica of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Much like the actual UN, some delegates grew restless and moseyed on over to see what was going on with neighbour nations. In occasional blink-and-you’d-miss-it moments, some were replaced with more energetic versions. Others, like Bolivia, were just so happy to be there and couldn’t hide their enthusiasm.
If you have a chance to see the performance if it travels near you, it’s a must-visit.