Danny Treacy with Eveleigh & Evans
Danny Treacy in collaboration with Eveleigh+Evans presented a new photographic and sound Installation.
Danny Treacy presented Them. The viewer entered a 10ft x 10ft room - in the dark, they were confronted by life-size prints of figures clothed in grotesque costumes/masks. These had been constructed and worn by Treacy out of discarded clothes and objects collected from waste ground, car-parks, lay-bys and other sexually charged locations. The images are disturbing and visceral, auto-erotic self-portraits of fictional yet somehow familiar figures.
The black background of the prints, the controlled lighting and the glass covering the prints increased the illusion that the figures were real people behind a glass barrier.
Eveleigh+Evans produced an interactive sound installation in opposition to and dialogue with Them. Speakers in the room subjected viewers to infrasonic sounds - sounds acting below the range of human hearing and associated with non-lethal weapons - combined with a live record/playback system of the sound of the audience's own movements in the space. This heightened the viewers physical sense of unease, making the viewing of Treacy's work both transcendental and an endurance.