Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out


"Artist Ben Sisto is the world's leading expert on "Who Let the Dogs Out," as evidenced by his collection of over 250 pieces of memorabilia and artifacts. In this multimedia presentation, he tells the stories of musicians, lawyers and fans from all around the world, shining a light on the origins of that catchy pop abomination you're ashamed you can't stop yourself from singing along to." - Time Out New York


Did not see this one coming:


So, hodgee films, a group of friendly folks from canada hit me up about one year ago with a proposal: make a doc about the wlwltdoo research effort. well, it has been accepted to the sxsw film festival 2019. so, head down to austin, texas and learn more than you ever wanted to know about wltdo. more soon and thanks x 10000 to everyone who’s helped get it this far. who knew?


Interviews + Podcasts + Mixes

5 Questions w/ Boston Hassle, April 11 2018
The History of a Hook, UVA Open Grounds blog, November 2017
FOF #2547 – Who Really Let the Dogs Out?, Feast of Fun Podcast, 10/31/17
Ben Sisto: Who Let the Dogs Out, AS220 Blog, 10/16/17
The Museum of Who Let the Dogs Out, The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, 4/11/17
An Interview with Artist Ben Sisto, Hazlit, 9/3015

Live Presentations

07.31.18 - The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
07.20.18 - Miranda, Shoreditch, London, UK
05.16.18 - Barboza, Seattle, WA
05.01.18 - Ace Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
04.11.18 - Massachusetts Collect of Art, Boston, MA
04.03.18 - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
04.11.18 - Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
11.14.17 - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
11.13.17 - Yale University, New Haven, CT
11.12.17 - AS200, Providence, RI
11.10.17 - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
11.07.17 - PhilaMoCA, Philadelphia, PA
11.06.17 - PhilaMoCA, Philadelphia, PA
11.05.17 - Ace Hotel New York, New York City, NY
11.03.17 - Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL
09.27.17 - SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
08.15.17 - New Inc Retreat, Garrison, NY
03.20.17 - King's College, London, UK
12.01.14 - Presentation Party Night, Brooklyn, NY
04.09.13 - New York Law School, New York, NY
04.04.13 - FAT GOLD at Eyebeam, New York, NY
05.12.12 - Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
03.10.11 - Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
02.10.11 - Coco 66, Brooklyn, NY
12.12.10 - Oberon Theatre, Boston, MA
??.??.?? - Students for Free Culture Day, New York University, NY

a few DJ Sets and Radio Shows

04.16.17 - The Lot Radio, Brooklyn, NY
04.09.17 - The Lot Radio, Brooklyn, NY
09.26.15 - Little Water Radio, New York City, NY
11.02.17 - Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out

The Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out contains over 250 LPs, CD, tapes, magazines, shirts, toys and other ephemera related to artist Ben Sisto's investigations into the origins of a well-known musical hook. The collection is home to objects from the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan and other places, acquired over a period of approximately 7 years. Museum highlights include a promotional flying disc available only via a short-lived television ad, rare primary source documents and the crowd-favorite, dancing stuffed animals.

07.31.18 - Select objects on view as part of the Bell House show (see above)
02.28.17 - Spring/Break Art Show, New York City, NY
11.06.17 - PhilaMoCA, Nov 6 2017, Philadephia, PA
04.23.13 - Collector's Night, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

Want to schedule a talk? Museum installation? Radio show? Email MOWLWLTDOO.