Only Tilda Swinton could post a 6-minute long video of her dogs on the internet and have it be dubbed high art. I mean sure, she appears to have used a very nice camera and scored it with an opera by Handel, but a dog video is a dog video. But it’s Tilda so it must be art! I have a feeling that if I posted a 6-minute video of my cat licking his pecker and set to “The Magic Flute”, I’d get flagged for content violation.
According to Entertainment Weekly:
The six-minute clip — set to an aria by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, with composition by George Frideric Handel — sees Swinton’s pups gallivanting through nature, digging their noses into the salty brine and running back and forth in front of the camera.
Here’s the video of Tilda’s Springer Spaniels, directed by her off camera and made to look fancy by ARTISTIC MEANS! It was filmed in Scotland.
The Cut says there are only three dogs so I’m assuming some visual trickery must be at play here, unless they’re wrong and Tilda’s an animal hoarder. But if she is, she probably has an intelligently curated, museum quality collection of animals and animal feces scattered about her estate.
The video is part of “art multimedia company ‘Visionaire’s Glass Handel project’” which is an “hour-long live interdisciplinary installation” that will be on display at New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for two nights only, beginning November 26th. The unwashed proletariat for whom the word “opera” is just how you spell Oprah when you’re drunk on moonshine, can watch the video online and swap out the soundtrack for something more to their liking, like “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men. I really do think Tilda missed a golden opportunity there.