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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

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Postgraduate  (MFA) and Undergraduate teaching

studio

critcal and contextual studies

fashion history

fashion studies

Courses Coordinated

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