Diminutive god statues became very popular during the gambling craze in Taiwan during the 1980s. These statuettes were believed to be able to come up with the winning numbers. After failing to deliver these winning numbers, many of the « gods » were dumped at recy- cling centers, similar to abandoned dogs being sent to pounds. Thus, in what seems a rather extraordina- ry reversal of fortune, humankind has taken the liberty to punish the gods, seemingly without fear of retribu- tion. For this work, Peng filled the entire gallery space with 606 statuettes. In a projection on the wall, a dog recounts the tale of the deities’ passing from idolized vessels to abandoned remains, reminding us of the parallel between the god pound and its canine counterpart.

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