Wan Wan

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In Japanese, a dog barking is written/heard as “wan wan,” which in
English sounds like “one one” or “11.” In English, the same sound is
heard as “woof woof” or “bow wow”. For this work, I selected eleven
different onomatopoeias from eleven different languages and put these
eleven international dogs into a text conversation, a sort of canine
United Nations. Despite the reference point being identical for each
language, each onomatopoeia is highly unique, suggesting that even on
something as primal as the sound of a dog barking, our parallel sense
of interpretation is far from consistent.

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David Wright