Commissioned by the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Fund


In Holland there are about one thousand people who make daily use of a guide-dog that has been trained by the KNGF (Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation). With the work Filos, created by Jasper Steenkamp  and Rik Dijkhoff, who call themselves Univate, these animals are put in  a warm light and thanked for their work in a very special way.

If you want to see Filos, you’ll have to look for it, because at first sight  this seems an abstract work. Only when you look at it from a certain  angle will this best friend of man reveal himself. In this work the artists  refer to the (functional) relationship between man and animal. The  images projected onto Filos come from clients and supporters of KNGF,  the organization that trains about a hundred dogs a year. This training  takes a lot of work and time, because it’s no small matter to become a  guide-dog. After a stay in a puppy fosterhome, the future guide-dog  goes to a special school in Amstelveen. It takes six to eight months of  training before the dog goes to its new owner en do its important work.

On the special action site everybody can contribute to  this work of art.

Filos was realized by KNGF, Stokvis Content and Univate.


Executive & creative producer

Univate is a fast growing company based in Amsterdam, creating video content and audio visual specials mainly for marketing events and brand experiences. They work with clients who grant them the freedom, time and budget to carry out the best possible performance in a way they’ve probably never seen before.

facts about the artwork

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