Children imagine the space between fiction and reality differently from adults, sometimes making no distinction between the two. For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Turner Prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd was commissioned to produce a major new work with and for children. Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s satirical musical The Threepenny Opera 1928 and Betty Boop’s A Song A Day 1936, the artist worked with 34 children and 44 teenagers from across Liverpool to make Dogsy Ma Bone. The film uses the city of Liverpool as a backdrop to the action and is presented within a pop-up installation designed by the artist, surrounded by hand-made animal costumes and props.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone 2016 is commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Metal. Supported by Sadie Coles HQ, The Granada Foundation, PH Holt Foundation, Hemby Trust and St Georges Hall Liverpool. Dogsy Ma Bone, 2016 at Tate Exchange is supported by PH Holt Foundation.
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