The dogs of risk, united

An art installation/performance in Melbourne would have been a perfect accompaniment to the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony — where the theme was RISK. The Melbourne organizers say:

Bennett Miller’s Dachshund U.N. is both a large scale architectural installation and a performance work that examines the role of the United Nations as a risk management organisation.

A scale replica of a former U.N. office in Geneva, Switzerland, will be constructed by Miller in the Melbourne Museum plaza, where it will remain for the duration of the 2010 Next Wave Festival. Each Saturday afternoon, this structure will play host to a meeting of the U.N.’s Commission on Human Rights, wherein all 47 of the national delegates are live dachshunds, or ‘sausage dogs’.

(Thanks to investigator Richard Baguley for bringing this to our attention.)