Part 4: The Shepherd
Germany / Irland 2015, HD (in postproduction)
The camera carefully observes the communication
and collaboration happening between a man
and his animal, that is between a shepherd and
his herding dog during a sheepdog trial.
While the dogs show how well they see a small
group of sheep through an obstacle course in rough
terrain, the shepherds try to control the order
of events by whistling, shouting or indicating
directions with their stick.
"The Shepherd" will be shown as a multi-channel
video installation. Several monitors shall lean
against objects such as bales of straw or wooden
gates, linking back to the imageray provided
in the videos.
Signs on the floor indicate the route and
in so doing turn the space into a virtual game board.