Catherine or Kate, the royal name dilemma : humour and performance in collaborative art practice

Sagin, Catherine (2012) Catherine or Kate, the royal name dilemma : humour and performance in collaborative art practice. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


The traditional model of visual arts practice is one that privileges highly individuated reflection and research on studio based, predominately material outcomes. This archetypal approach to thinking about cultural production tends to overlook all of the conceptual and contextual collaborations that take place, both informally and formally in the process of making artworks. The aim of this practice-led research project is to creatively and critically explore the potential for actively engaging in a collaborative process for making artworks. It will focus on this approach to research and making through performance and video based works made in conjunction with Kate Woodcroft. Through doing this it aims to explore the possibilities for thinking and working beyond singular, materially based practices and develop new understandings for this as a model for generating new and unexpected creative outcomes. Key departure points for this discussion include; tertiary performance, conceptual art, and humour.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

149 since deposited on 07 Nov 2012
19 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 54662
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Webb, Mark
Keywords: Bas Jan Ader, Charles Green, collaboration, conceptual, double-acts, Gilbert and George, humour, John Cleese, John Wood and Paul Harrison, tertiary performance, the third hand, Yvonne Rainer
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2012 03:05
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 11:32

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page