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Clara S. Rueprich lives and works in Leipzig and London. In 1997 she received a Diplom in Landscape Architecture from Dresden University and in 2001 a Diplom post. grad. Art and public space from the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. From 2002 to 2004 she was a master class student, at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. In 2006 she studied MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London).

Condition M (2006) documents a training exercise with a keeper and his hunting dogs. A trail of meat lies outside the dogs' kennels. Marked with an 'M' on their flanks, the hounds waiting hungrily inside can see the meat and become excited and agitated in their wait, but the keeper prevents them from leaving. When finally allowed to leave, the keeper cracks his whip and the dogs obediently hold back from devouring the meat. The dogs are incredibly patient, and when they are allowed to feed, they do so with great energy and delight. This remarkable film, shot from a single viewpoint, explores the close relationship between the keeper and dogs / human and animal, but also raises certain ethical questions about the mechanisms of control used to restrain these hounds which are bred to seek, hunt and kill. --Emma Dean

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Josh Lilley Gallery (London) www.joshlilleygallery.com

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