Eau de Wet Dogge
David CapraPresented in Season 1 2016
Presented by Arts House
as part of FOLA 2016
5pm, Tue 8 Mar
West Space Gallery
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street,
Artist David Capra combines a smidge of olfactory entrepreneurshipwith his interest in animal-assisted therapies, in a performative event that embraces the healing powers of sensation and companionship. Capra launches his breathtaking scent, ‘Eau de Wet Dogge’ – a fragrance inspired by his pet dachshund Teena – in conjunction with a free dog wash, available to members of the general public.
Interested in how to prompt healing experiences for both individuals and communities, Capra creates fanciful and accessible works that invite physical and sensory engagement. Part performance, part installation and part pooch parlour, Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge turns West Space into ‘Wet Space’ – in a colourful, playful experience that will have you plunged to your elbows in bubbles and breathing in blissfully deep.
Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge is an extension of Teena’s Bathtime, a project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
David Capra & Teena
Image by – Gregory Lorenzutti