From Rhizome Artbase

Motor Hound is a sculptural object that incorporates a rotary motor, a rubber Labrador dog head, and an oversized tennis ball. I wanted to use this opportunity to integrate one of my physical objects into the realm of internet art. I have always enjoyed creating video collages, where I would layer or edit out backgrounds within my videos, using the tools of video editing software to experiment and play around with altering reality.

The inspiration for this GIF stemmed from the repetitive motion of the physical rotary motor, reminiscent of a looping GIF. The motor's movement resembled that of a dog, and I found it amusing to envision it persistently attempting to run after the oversized tennis ball.