Pensa con i sensi - Senti con la mente. L'arte al presente /
Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense
'Off-Site' Talk, Novembre: Venice
Roger Cook has been an artist, an academic art historian, a fashion model and a film extra. In the mid-1980s, he found himself unexpectedly recruited into the fashion industry as a male model. As a result Derek Jarman invited him to perform as a featured extra (Jesus Christ) in his film The Garden (1990). He has contributed to conferences and publications on contemporary art and on the work of the French sociologist of culture, Pierre Bourdieu. In 2002 he completed a PhD thesis entitled: Coporealities: Masculine domination and the development of American male performance art. He is currently undertaking research into dandyism as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London.