CAIRO AND LONDON–30th January 2013–Past Preservers is proud to announce that our talented group of presenters at Past Preservers People has grown with the addition of Dr Kit Messham-Muir, a highly recognized art theorist and historian.
Currently, Kit is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at The University of Newcastle and Program Organizer of the Bachelor of Fine Art. In recent years, Kit has been recognized and rewarded for his inspiring and innovative teaching practices.
“I have a passion for teaching,” says Kit “I introduce ‘tactical ruptures’ into my lectures, to disrupt the flow and provoke students to think more actively. These are often videos made especially for the class, performances such as George Maciunas’s 1962 Fluxus piece, Solo for Violin, which involves destroying a violin with power tools, or changing into my pyjamas in a lecture on Surrealism. I’ve jumped out of a plane to demonstrate the role of fear in the Enlightenment notion of ‘the sublime’ and frequently travel the world collecting footage and interviews with artists, curators and critics for my students.” Watch Kit in action in the video, ‘The sublime’