This new fragrance celebrates Teena the dachshund's infamous ritual cleanse – sometimes embraced, sometimes dreaded, depending on Teena's mood. Moist fur, soap suds and soil unite at the base to give this fragrance a uniquely musky charm. Sour top notes of slobber and dog breath add alluring nuance. Eau De Wet Dogge is a fragrance with a difference. (Teena design originally created for Teena's Bathtime, commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for the Jackson Bella Room, 2015)
David Capra's work can be described as intercession; practices that initiate healing. His projects bring together performance, dance, localities and communities. In 2013, Capra invited the public to dance alongside Teena his dachshund in a throne room inspired by the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (Workout, Museum of Contemporary Art). In Birthing Things in the Spirit: The Water Birth, he developed a synchronised swimming performance with locals at Eaglevale Pool (Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2014); in Ministry of Handshakes (Tiny Stadiums Festival, 2013) he greeted the public with a 2 metre prosthetic arm inspired by encounters with Elizabeth, a woman who moves through Sydney trains and shakes commuter's hands.
Recently, Capra worked on a dance project with munchkin actor Betty Ann Bruno that explored his interest in munchkins, both as a fictional and real life community of actors in the classic Oz film. Last year he launched Teena's Bathtime for the Museum of Contemporary Art's Bella Room, an experiential space designed for people with specific needs.
glass, label, fragrance, embossed card
20 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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