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Austrian duo Alex Bailey and Krõõt Juurak are the artists behind Performances For Pets, a project which provides theatrical entertainment to pets of the world.

Saturday, 10th September 2016, 1:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:17 pm

So far, they’ve performed for more than 80 pets across Europe, and have being showing off their tricks to the South West public as part of this week’s Bristol Biennial.

Alex and Krõõt began their pet performance business after admiring pets and realising they had a lot of untapped creativity and art appreciation to offer.

They explain that pets are artists too, performing art through their behaviour.

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And so Alex and Krõõt wanted to give back to pets – who they see as their equals – by providing them with their own source of artistic stimulation.

Firstly, the artists travel to the home of the pet, meeting the animal and their owner.

They ask about the pet’s character, his or her likes and dislikes, and their performance preferences, and then adapt the performance to the pet and the location.