Max Dingle - Artist
In my work I have at the back of my mind various beliefs, rituals, poetry, stories and myths to inform abstract images expressed in paint and steel. In the past I have been influenced by Greek myths and currently the Spanish poet and playwright Fredrico García Lorca.
The above provides a mindset or a framework, in an effort to give the works enough in common to hang together in an exhibition. However each work produced is a stand alone without any need to reference other works, mythology or historical art practice.
At a fundamental level my art is ultimately influenced by a number of other factors, these include contemporary dance, such as Melbourne's Chunky Move, Adelaide's Australian Dance Theatre and the Sydney Dance Company, the art of others that I have been exposed to, especially the artists whose works are on the walls of my home, the art I live with every day. By the landscape and environment I live in, the bush and garden at my south coast home.
New Works in 2018
What the body knows (but may have forgotten) - MOUTH
Mouth is an immersive experience led by visual artist, Max Dingle and performance artist, Annette Tesoriero. This blend of art, vocal performance and food explores the role of the mouth in the body’s extraordinary capacities for taste, physical sensation, breath and sound.
The first performance was held on Wednesday 05 June 2019 as part of the SeeChange Arts Festival in Huskisson on the South Coast of NSW. A video "A Memory of a Performance - MOUTH " was presented as a virtual paper at the 23rd Australian Symposium of Gastronomy held in Brisbane in July 2020. The virtual paper (video) along with a video talk was also presented as a virtual paper at the New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy held in Palmerstone North in November 2020.
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