Dogs of Art History

Neill Overton

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance

Abstract

Further documentation surrounding the international and national scope of Pecha-Kucha based performance artworks can be located online at: www.pecha-kucha.org. Pecha-Kucha is an internationally recognised series of performative works that encompass digital image culture, visual art, theatre, film, and sound works in its scope ' and received international and national exposure and recognition in online journal reviewing, as a written/performance based creative work that is an exhibition/event as specified within Original Creative Works criteria. The online publication activities surrounding Pecha-Kucha events are designated as online journal publication, and are widely distributed throughout the national museum and art gallery sector. Research Background This submission is an original creative work that is both text based and performative, constituting a participatory exhibition/event undertaking, as specified within Original Creative Works criteria. My contribution to this project was the performative essay which reflected on the contemporary and past role of the Dog in Art History; this required a contextual visual and literary analysis of this thematic concern within art history and photographic history. My introductory essay provides an aesthetic and conceptual overview of this fine art, photographic and art theoretic based practice, engaging the contemporary discourse in art theory surrounding digital and pre-digital art strategies; this encompassed reflective critical overview ranging from the Sistine Chapel in Michelangelo's art of the Renaissance period, examining panels from Michelangelo (panel from fresco) Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from The Act of Creation 1510-12, 387 x 750cms, through to postmoderist arguments and art positions articulated in dog sculptures from Jeff Koons Greenwich, CT 2002 stainless steel, wood, soil, geotextile fabric, internalirrigation system, live flowering plants 1234 x 1234 x 650cms.As such, it formed a critique of modernity's engagement with postmodernity, and the shifting cultural role of 'the spectator' towards art's completion from the 1500s through to the 2000s. PechaKucha as a performance art event was intially devised in Tokyo in February 2003. Since then, it has generated international critique, reviews, and dissemination globally, as a performative event occurring world-wide and widely recognised within the museum and gallery arts sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHistoric Council Chambers, the Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga
PublisherMuseum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga
SizeEssay and major performance artwork; 20 images;3 June 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventDogs of Art History -
Duration: 03 Jun 2010 → …

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