Artist David Capra combines a smidge of olfactory entrepreneurship with 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 free doggie treats and massages, 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.
In conjunction with the perfume launch, David will be launching a new video work, Informercial, made in collaboration with the Seven Network and TV hosts Tom Williams and Sally Obermeder.
Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge is an extension of Teena’s Bathtime, a project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Performers: David Capra & Teena