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Catherine Bagnall MFA

Senior Lecturer

School of Design

 

Catherine's work focuses on performance practices and its intersection with dress. Using the distinctively cultural form of clothing to explore the human /non-human divide Catherine’s work puts into practice ‘becoming other” as a transformational strategy to shift our relationship to our environment and our fellow non- human creatures.

Her work explores the role of the imagination in inventing new possible worlds in this period of complexity and uncertainty  the world is currently in. Testing the bounds of self through performative acts of "dressing up", the work offers new modes of experience more sensory and baroque than we usually give value to.

Professional

Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts (Second Class Honours) - University of Auckland (2005)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

 

Catherine Bagnall is an artist whose work focuses on performance practices and its intersection with dress. Using the distinctively cultural form of clothing to explore the human non-human animal divide Catherine’s work puts into practice ‘becoming other” as a transformational strategy to shift our relationship to our environment and our fellow non- human creatures.

Her work questions the role of the imagination in inventing new possible worlds in this moment of complexity and uncertainty that the world is currently in. Testing the bounds of self through performative acts of "dressing up", the work offers new modes of experience more sensory and baroque than we usually give value to.

Catherine is also a sometimes writer and she explores writing as a mode of 'becoming'.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)

Keywords

Ecologies and performance practices

using dress to expore the human/nin human divide

using writing to explore the human/nonhuman divide

performative and transformative aspects of dress in relation to environmental concerns

exploring the post-human condition through dress

Research Outputs

Book

Bagnall, C. (2016). An experience of becoming: Wearing a tail and alpine walking. In M. Reason, & A. Mølle Lindelof, (Eds.) Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (pp. 124 - 129). London, United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C. (2014). Archives and the performance of becoming "other". In G. Borggreen, & R. Gade (Eds.) Performing Archives/Archives of Performance. (pp. 349 - 359). Copenhagen, Denmark: Museum Tusculanum Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ. (2008). Encounters with simple pleasures. In D. Hannah, & O. Harslof (Eds.) Performance Design. (pp. 178 - 189). Copenhagen, Denmark: Museum Tusulanum Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bagnall, C.

Creative Work

Bagnall, C., Urbahn, T., Huby Vidurre, MRM., & Reddaway, R. (2018, October 24). Tales from Elsewhere (at PUCP). Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Lima.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Reddaway, R.Contributed to by: Reddaway, R.
Moore, MTG., & Bagnall, C. (2017) The Crazy Moth (artwork) + Being Idle Revolution (academic paper). [Exhibition] Dunedin School of Art Public Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Tilley, E., & Bagnall, C. (2017). Still Waving and "Becoming Penguin" Performance Walk. (short plays and durational performance walk) Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017, Wellington Theatre Laboratory, New Zealand
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Tilley, E.Contributed to by: Tilley, E.Edited by: Tilley, E.
Bagnall, C. (2017). Becoming animal: walking, play, being idle, dressing, pest control and story telling.. (fabric tails and safety pins) Becoming animal: walking, play, being idle, dressing, pest control and story telling.: Performing, Writing: A symposium in four turns, SPCA, Wellington, New Zealand
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Urbahn, T., Bagnall, C., & Reddaway, R. (2016). Monkey, pee and the mask. [18 x watercolor paintings (dim. approx. 76 x 56cm), 7x digital inkjet prints (dim. each 84 x 119cm), 9x digital inkjet prints (installed dim. approx. 420 x 290cm), cardboard castle, found objects and publication]. Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, Launceston, Australia, 03 - 17 December 2016.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Reddaway, R.Contributed to by: Reddaway, R.
Bagnall, C. (2016) The Misty's in their Animal Suits and Fur Muffs. [Exhibition] Is it the Beginning of a New Age (group exhibition curated by Martin Patrick), Engine Room, Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Patrick, M.
Reddaway, RM., Bagnall, C., Urbahn, T., & Jelicich, J. (2016) Monkey, pee and the mask. [Exhibition] Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Reddaway, R.
Bagnall, CJ., & Moore, MTG. (2015) Butterfly Blue in association with academic paper Towards the Butterfly Machine.. [Exhibition] [Fabric, embroidery, mechanical and electrical components, digital film loop transferred to DVD]. In Virtually-Pop, curated by Adam Geczy and Julieanna Preston. Popular Culture of Australia and New Zealand Symposium. Te Ara Hihiko Gallery, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Bagnall, C. (2014) Hooded Dress with Tail and Fur Muffs. [Exhibition] In-Humano Exhibition, El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, curated by Gonzalo Ortega
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.Contributed to by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C., & Collier, K. (2015) Rabbit and Gecko, the breeze, the warmth and their clothes. [Exhibition] The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ15), Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, Prague, The Cezch Republic
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Moore, M., & Bagnall, C. (2015) Toward Butterfly Machines. [Exhibition] Virtually Pop (exhibition + catalogue) and academic paper aligned with Popular Culture Of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Te Arahihiko, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Moore, M., & Bagnall, C. (2015) Butterfly Blue and Toward the Butterfly Machines. [Exhibition] Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C., & Young, A. (2014) 'Listening with my silken ears', 'Fur Muff', 'Blue dress in the forest' and 'Waiting, Woman in hat'. [Exhibition] 30upstairs Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., Urban, T., Reddaway, R., Morris, S., Langford, J., Jae Hoon, L., . . . Reweti, A.El Barroco de Aotearoa. [Exhibition] The Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, MUCA Roma, Mexico City
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C. (2013). Alpine Walking with Tails. (fabric hats with ears, fabric tails, 27 participating people, 4 hour walk and a picnic) Alpine Walking with Tails: Strange Baroque Ecology Symposium, Tongaririo National Park, Wellington, New Zealand
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., Reddaway, R., Morris, S., Brown, A., Arapere, R., Urban, T., . . . Langford, J.The Fur muff. [Exhibition] Embassy of Mexico, Wellington, New Zealand, (Artwork)
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ. (2011). Walking Tongariro. (One Day Performance) Aotearoa Baroque Symposium, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand (21 Mar)
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Reddaway, RM. (2010, August 12). El barroco loco/the local baroque. (No. of Pieces: 4) The Engine Room, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Reddaway, R.
Bagnall, CJ. (2008). Looking as agent for feeling in the wilderness dressing room.. (Solo performance. Designed and made animal suit to perform in also used images from solo tramping performances) Bagnall, C. J. (2008). Looking as an agent for feeling in the wilderness dressing room. In Interregnum - in Between States.: 'Interregnum - In Between States' Performance Studies International #14, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (20 Aug - 24 Aug)
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Bishop, J. (2008) Future garden. [Exhibition] Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Bishop, J. (2007) The Secret Life of Plants. [Exhibition] Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Bishop, J. (2006) Drawings. [Exhibition] Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (31 Jan - 19 Feb)
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ. (2006). Dressing the mad woman, and the rabbit. (Solo performance. Designed and made transforming animal suit ( with multiple arm holes, head holes and ears to perform in also used video I made from solo tramping performances) Performance Design: A Symposium on Performative Expressions Across Disciplines: Rome, Italy
[Performance]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Bishop, J.drawings. [Exhibition] Mary Newton Gallery
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C.

Conference

Moore, M., & Bagnall, C.(2017). On Being Idle Revolution. . Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Bagnall, C., & Collier, K. (2015). Transformational strategies: The margiela rabbit and the gecko girl. In F. Joseph, M. Smith, M. Smitheram, & J. Hamon (Eds.) Proceedings of 2014 Shapeshifting: A Conference on Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design. (pp. 1 - 17). Scholarly Commons
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Collier, K.Transformational strategies: The margiela rabbit and the gecko girl. Paper presented at the meeting of Shapeshifting: A Conference on Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design, 14-16 April 2014, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, CJ., & Sayle, J. (2007). Scripting the paradise valley project. (pp. 7 - 7). , Fashion in Fiction International Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bagnall, C.

Journal

Bagnall, C. (2016). Explorations into creaturely sensations and trap-lines. The Senses and Society. 11(2), 199-205 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfss20/11/2
[Journal article]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Patrick, M. (2015). "Interview with Artist Catherine Bagnall". LAR MAGAZINE. 021(Peaceful Contents/ Winter Edition), 33-41 Retrieved from http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/LARMAGAZINE/000140fd-c80b-5aca-83d6-5ff31f152ea3/021LARMAGAZINE/Article021_MartinPatrick.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Patrick, M.Contributed to by: Bagnall, C.

Other

Patrick, M., & Bagnall, C. (2016). name of work on cover. : LAR Magazine.021 Peaceful Context
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Patrick, M.Contributed to by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C., Partick, M., Barrero, M., & Herrera, E. (2016). Interview with Martin Patrick and Catherine Bagnall Art works by Catherine Bagnall. : Contemporary Art App Magazine
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bagnall, C.Contributed to by: Bagnall, C.
Patrick, MR., & Bagnall, C. (2015). "Interview with Catherine Bagnall". : LAR Magazine (Mexico)
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bagnall, C.
Bagnall, C. (2011). Hiking in frocks. Fashion Projects
[Other]Authored by: Bagnall, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Teaching

Postgraduate  (MFA) and Undergraduate teaching

studio

critcal and contextual studies

fashion history

fashion studies

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Vanessa Gerrie - Doctor of Philosophy
    Fashion as Installation in an Age of the Runway Spectacle

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