Launch Wednesday 3rd July 2013. Exhibition continues until Wednesday 17th July.
Hugh McElveen’s use of photography could –almost– be incidental. Linguistics, topography and psychology are the cornerstones of ‘Talking About / Paying For’. Distorted and dream-like, McElveen’s photographs come to reinforce the subjective nature of the topic of prostitution, constantly swaying between intimacy and voyeurism.
Over the course of a year, Hugh McElveen patiently built up the coup de maître of re-opening a debate on the sex industry without clichés and romantic notions. Documenting a taboo Dublin and engaging with former and current sex-workers –of which Rachel Moran is one, McElveen manages to expose both sides of the argument without complacency. This comes at a crucial time when legislation is about to dramatically transform those ephemeral physical and psychological landscapes McElveen crystallised with acute minimalism.
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Exhibition continues until Wednesday 17th July and comes with a full programme of activities.
Opening times: Weekdays 10am to 6pm; Weekends 10am to 5pm.
Debate & Artist Talk: Tuesday 9th July 5pm
Pinhole Camera Workshop: Saturday 13th July 9.30am to 1.30pm
Screenings, Pop-Corn & BYOB: Wednesday 17th July 7pm
Stereoscope Schedule, 7pm to 9pm: 4th Smithfield Square, 8th Waterloo Road, 10th Mountjoy Square, 12th Grand Canal Dock, 15th IFSC
With thanks to Canon Ireland and the Ormond Meeting Rooms.
Please note this exihbition is open to over-18s only