Dog Eat Dog, 2013
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Dog Eat Dog, 2013
Photo: Catherine White
Chew it up and spit it out.

Dog Eat Dog (2013) involves a revelation about the artist’s past. Dressed in a dog suit, Daniel Mudie Cunningham gorges on a platter of thirty-eight hot dogs. The number of hot dogs represents both the age he was at the time and the number of men he had slept with whose names he could remember. Even the location – the rooftop of a Kings Cross apartment – situates the viewer at a specific time in the artist’s life. The apartment building is the site of a home he had shared with a long-time partner with whom he had recently parted. The video documents a typically post-break-up, sexually manic period that is reflected in the frenetic editing. The absurdity of the performance is further amplified by the pulsating soundtrack, which mashes the innocently boyish 'I Wanna Be Your Man' by The Beatles (1963) with the grinding punk masculinity of Iggy Pop and The Stooges’ 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' (1969).”
– Carrie Miller

Dog Eat Dog, 2013
HD single channel video with sound, 2:59 min
Camera: Catherine White
Editor: Vera Hong
Remix: Andy Rantzen
Music: ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, The Beatles, 1963; ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ by The Stooges, 1969
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Solo exhibitions:
Dog Eat Dog, Cross Art Projects, 2013 
Dog Eat Dog, DM Ari, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, 2014
Are You There? Wollongong Art Gallery, 2023
Group exhibitions:
The Dog Show, Articulate Projects, 2013
Firstdraft Auction, Firstdraft, 2014
Fisher’s Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2014
Moving Image Montage, Zeppelin, 2015 
Campbelltown Arts Centre