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Danny Treacy

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‘Them’ is the appropriation of items of clothing belonging to many people. The clothing is located in areas where, we’ve been told, people experience intense pain or pleasure. The clothing is dismantled and reassembled to create a composite, the figure in each image is myself, completely covered in strangers' clothes. I become a formless, anonymous entity. In these states, in these constructed suits in which people have lived and functioned, and may have fucked or died, I put myself in closest proximity to others, without them being present.
The work is performative and forensic, using dressing and over-dressing as a representation of violation, a signal of a sexual metaphorical subtext. The resulting images are auto-erotic self-portraits of figures which are fictional but disturbingly familiar. The intimacy gained becomes a subversion, a desire to get close that results in violation.

' They belong to the unknown, the anonymous, the lost, the drunken, the deranged, the sexually driven, and who knows, the dead...They confront us. They defy us. They take a chance in our presence. They take a chance on existence. They are Danny Treacy dressed-up...They become the confined space of his transgression...They are Dada, they are Pop; they are the friends of Surrealism, shouting anarchy, whispering perversion...They are the rough trade. They are the victims...They are medieval, the spice of old England. They are the dangermen, the shit-kickers; they are tight; they are fit. They are soiled and stained and perfectly formed.'
- © David Chandler, Director, Photoworks.
Danny was educated at the Royal College in Fine Art Photography. He was one of the winners of the Innaugural Jerwood Photography Award. His work has been published in Camera Austria, Portfolio, Photoworks, i - D, Tank, Creative Review, and Another Magazine. All images shown are from the series THEM.
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