Woof woof arf arf is a thematic, nationwide magazine featuring works of art and scientific texts. Every issue is associated with a series of accompanying exhibitions held in various Polish cities. Curators of the project are Marta Ostajewska and Urszula Kluz-Knopek.
The theme of the second issue is Canis vertigus (lat. canis–dog, vertigo-dizziness). It is an extinct breed which was used as a kitchen tool. Dogs were bred in the sixteenth century in England and handled rotisserie in the kitchen. Canis vertigus had a long body and a short legs. This specific structure was necessary for the smooth fulfillment of the kitchen tasks. Turnspit (English name of this breed) all day long defeated the long-distance by running in a specially designed wheel, hanged on the wall in the kitchen. The wheel was attached by a chain to the rotisserie which rotated by the animal movements. Thanks to the dogs meat was perfectly browned. On Sundays animals were released from their kitchen duties and served as a foot warmer during the mass. In the nineteenth century when the cheap machines were introduced to rotate the spit, the dogs were deprived of their functions. Because they were not particularly comely, they do not become family pets. At the beginning of the twentieth century the breed extincted.
artists:Magdalena Chojnowska , Magdalena Hoffa, Anna Jabłońska, Anna Róża Kołacka, Paweł Korbus, Izabela Liżewska, Małgorzata Łojko, Barbara Łukasik, Izabela Maciejewska, Dawid Marszewski, Dobrosława Nowak, Liliana Piskorska, Kaja Rata, Patryk Różycki, Paweł Stasiewicz, Paulina Stasik, Maja Staśko, Krzysztof Wosik