Dr ROBERT ORGAN
PERFORMANCE ART 2020
Art’ is a project created by the photographer Dr Robert Organ from
photographs taken in 2019. It is split
into a number of sub-themes which explore various interpretations of the
title: the art of performing by people and animals, art used to facilitate a
performance (e.g. set design and costumes), graphical illustrations of
performances, botanical beauty and
exciting artworks and sculpture (inferring a level of concept, skill and
performance in their preparation). All
of the photographs are documentary in nature and were captured and printed
digitally. The sub-themes are as
people at work and leisure where there is a sense of performance to the
public. Many photographs were taken as people prepared for a Wales
Rugby World Cup game in Nagoya. Others
include an infant’s school musical parade in Okayama.
people who dress-up in costumes. In
Japan, it is common for the young (and sometimes not so you) to dress in the costumes of
anime characters. The photographs in
this sub-theme concentrates largely on these who had gathered at an event in
is depicted in this sub-theme where the photographs have the order: flowers,
leaves, trees, natural landscapes, gardens with interesting architectural
backdrops and art and sculptures of natural forms.
The Windsor dog
show was documented. The photographs
are loosely ordered using a time-based approach: the show ground with its
stalls, arrival and movement of the dogs through the show ground, the dogs
waiting in their cages for their turn to be judged, grooming and preparation
for the big moment, judging before finally awarding the prizes.
costumes, painted backdrops, billboards, souvenirs and lamps make up this
The photographs show exciting and challenging sculptures. Many were photographed at the Towada Art Center and the biennial sculpture festival at the Odney Club in Cookham. The photographs are ordered: busts, full body figures, multiple figures, natural forms, industrial and architectural forms and abstract sculptures.