Danny Treacy Lecture BCOP100

Danny Treacy’s work focuses largely on process. He highlights the importance of reconstruction, of seemingly insignificant, mundane objects or spaces to create a narrative. Finding discarded clothing on location, he creates bizarre costumes to photograph himself in; upon viewing, its elicits feelings of anxiety and unease. However, the faceless figures bring a sense of mystery and anonymity.

Lighting is used to control the emotion of the images, purposefully adding a sense of tension and atmosphere, to introduce a dialogue. By using clothing, there is an element of intimacy and human contact. His work is an exploration of the everyday – he creates visually different, almost surrealist imagery and while I respect this, his work is nor to my liking or taste.


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