Talking About / Paying For
Venue: bio.space033, 33 charles St West, Dublin 7
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.
Exhibition will feature prints, a video and a stereoscope that will travel across Dublin after exhibition times.
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm on weekdays
10am to 5pm on weekends
Full exhibition programme (more details soon):
- 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 /
4th Smithfield Square
8th Waterloo Road
10th Mountjoy Square
12th Grand Canal Dock
PLEASE NOTE THIS EXHIBITION IS OPEN TO OVER 18s ONLY
This exhibition is sponsored by CANON
With thanks to,
Cassandra, Denise, Justine, Laura Lee, Mia, Rachel,
Immigrant Council of Ireland
Sex Worker's Alliance of Ireland