Low, soft foam seats with erect tails gather as a small herd on the gallery floor. Together, they form the hypnotic spot pattern of Bambi’s fur.
Conversations between different animal voices and a synthesiser play over the surrounding speakers. The sounds are collected from online archives and arranged almost operatically within the narrative and musical setting of Disney’s Bambi. The familiar, humanised representation of the animals is juxtaposed against their real and peculiar calls.
Without written or spoken human language, the viewer relies instead on the recognisable conversational rhythms, the emotive musical interludes and the near speech of the synthesiser to act as mediator and interpreter between the human and non-human. This absurd exchange emphasises both the impossibility of communication between animal protagonists and visitors, and the undeniable connection that already exists.
We can only guess what the dog is barking at.