Artist Projects

Group Therapy


Jesse Bonnell

Jesse Bonnell and Poor Dog Group’s latest project, Group Therapy, is a living documentary performance work centered on the inner workings of Poor Dog Group as they commit to clinical therapy. Drawing on audio recordings of 16 hours of real therapy, Group Therapy will combine reenacted moments from the group's therapy and extemporaneous confrontations. Having met when they were eighteen years old, Poor Dog Group has now been making art together for over a decade. Group Therapy probes the inner workings of this long term collaboration and close-knit group of friends as they process their marriages, divorces, falling outs, alcoholism, the hustle of making art together, and above all, what it is like to endure it all.