Matthew Cowan: Wudewasa

Matthew Cowan: Wudewasa
Library Shelf Location 18.COWA
Publication Date 2016

This publication presents two ongoing series of performative works:
First, a series of performances by a figure in foliate masks constructed for a single image. Each image is composed at the threshold between the familiar and the unfamiliar, on the edge of urban space. Second, a series of full 'wildman' disguises processing the mythology of devils, fools and carnival figures as a means of navigating boundaries and transgressing natural laws. Such disguises and intentional awkward positioning reflect the boundaries of myth and folklore, an imaginary but universal realm.


ISBN 9783868287004
Quantity 1
Pages 96pp
Authors Andreas Bee, Bruce E. Phillips
Format Hardback
Publisher Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg
Related Artist Matthew Cowan
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords photography, Folklore, Masks (costume)
Artist's Nationality New Zealander
Languages German, English

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