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What Use is a Father?

What Use is a Father?

Schrag, Anthony; Harding, David, 1937-; Mauthner, Natasha; Deveron Arts (Huntly)

A commission - developed from a three-month residency with Deveron Arts in Huntly - exploring the changing dynamic of the family unit as more & more men from that village worked on off-shore or away from the home. The project featured performative research projects such as the Male Roll Model and It takes a Village, as well as community projects such as Rent-a-Dad" and Welcome Home. The commission intended to encourage conversations about the topic of fatherhood and what their role is in contemporary society The project culminated a publication "What Use Is A Father?" and a day-long event for the village titled "A Perfect Father Day?" which featured a variety of events designed to question the nature of fatherhood including a 'Dad's Zone' (no women or children allowed!) by Catrin Jeans, Designated Dad's for families without fathers, games exploring masculinity, a pub-chat led by social scientists, film screenings and parades of "Dadness." For more information, visit the Deveron Arts website

Published Huntly: Deveron Arts, 2011

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Statement of responsibility: Anthony Schrag
ISBN: 1907115080, 9781907115080
Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 22 cm.
Subject: Art : social context; Twenty-first century performance art : fatherhood as subject of; Performance art : community; Public art