6 HOURS

6 HOURS premiered at CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEON VERSUS NATURE (curated by MENELAS), Athens, Greece (2017).  In 2018 6 HOURS will be shown as part of the exhibition [kwir] Identities at The Chapel Galleries at the Bureau (UK).

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Installation shots from CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEON VERSUS NATURE (photo credit: Emmanuel Barrouyer)

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Installation shot of 6 HOURS (preview night of CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEON VERSUS NATURE, Athens, Greece) – Photo credit: Emmanuel Barrouyer
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Installation shot of 6 HOURS (preview night of CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEON VERSUS NATURE, Athens, Greece) – Photo credit: Emmanuel Barrouyer
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Installation shot of 6 HOURS (preview night of CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: NEON VERSUS NATURE, Athens, Greece) – Photo credit: Emmanuel Barrouyer

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6 HOURS is a (non-) -durational piece which seeks to highlight “the act”, the act at the core of homophobia and sex laws; male to male sodomy. Albeit coincidental, this piece does not intend to unbalance the already fragile toxic masculinity, but simply, loudly and proudly, presents ephemera and photographs of a moment lived. A moment, which under current UK law (partial discrimination) is “illegal”. 6 HOURS consists of:

  • 1 Hi-Viz vest. The vest was worn during a six hour, six man orgy and is covered in scents and stains from the act.
  • 6 photographic, digitally manipulated images. The orgy lasted 6 hours, the same amount allotted to the artist to create the photographs. Responding to the theme of NEON VERSUS NATURE the images use employ the Hi-Viz homo-fetish (neon) to unapologetically reinforce that Love is Love, natural – as in nature.

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Act I: Preferential LOVE (2017)
LOVE
Act II: Fuck LOVE (2017)
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Act III: Penetrative LOVE (2017)
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Act VI: Ass LOVE (2017)
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Act V: Preparing LOVE (2017)
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Act VI: Raining LOVE (2017)

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Press:

AntiVirus Magazine

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In making the photographic element of 6 HOURS there were images that didn’t make the final cut. Here are the outtakes:

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Outdoors LOVE (2017)
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Arranged In Order Of Height LOVE (2017)
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The Arrival Of LOVE (2017)
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Pseudo LOVE (2017)
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Neon Versus Nature LOVE (2017)
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Glitch LOVE (2017)
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Both Sides Now LOVE (2017)
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Sweet LOVE (2017)
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The End Of LOVE (2017)
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Fuck You LOVE (2017)

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All images are copyright of Sttiofan O’Ceallaigh (2017)

 

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