UpStart

This exhibition corresponded with the Irish General Election Campaign of 2011. It was organized by UpStart, 'a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness'. In this case by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City. There's an interview with me about the piece here: http://upstart.ie/blog/?p=394

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I had been trying not to think about the fact that I had lost all my hair. I had been working on the principle that if  I didn't see my bald head then I wasn't bald.  Then the little hat I had been wearing slipped off in the changing room and I saw this creature staring back at me from a mirror. It  caught me off guard. I had difficulty recognising myself. It was one of those moments where you see clearly the reality of your situation. I took the photograph because I take photographs.  In this case my camera offering the same  protection as the flimsy hospital gown. 

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