Senior lecturer, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design
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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.
Performance work; fashion studies; gender theory; environmental ecologies.
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
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
Moore, MTG., & Bagnall, C. (2017) The Crazy Moth (artwork) + Being Idle Revolution (academic paper).[Exhibition] Dunedin School of Art Public Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
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
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
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.
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
Patrick, M., & Bagnall, C. (2016). name of work on cover. : LAR Magazine.021 Peaceful Context
BFA (Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University)
MFA (Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University)
Fashion as Installation in an Age of the Runway Spectacle
Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
Co-supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
Advisor: Catherine Bagnall