Monday, November 4, 2013

Taking the Scissors to Society

Filmstars as sad butterflies or reclusive bats, women as fighter bombers, inoffensive husbands as secret lions – these are a few of the poem-like visual metaphors that feature in Roger Hudson’s colourful and complex photomontages.

The work will be displayed in the exhibition “Taking the Scissors to Society” to be opened by Sean Hillen on Thursday 7 November, 6pm - 9pm at the Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2.

Introduced to the fascinations of photomontage in the early 1970s, Roger Hudson set out to explore its possibilities. The result is a visually dazzling and thematically complex collection of what can be seen as visual poems or even motionless movies, comments and analyses - sometimes piercing, sometimes cynical, sometimes lyrical and surreal – on the foibles and nightmares of humanity.

Roger is also a poet as well with three published collections. Poems will feature in the exhibition and especially in the Opening with music by Breifne Holohan, part of his recent experimentation.

The exhibition will run Mon-Fri from 12-7pm until the 15 November.

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