Sunday, January 20, 2013

'Before' - by Bill Hastings - Photographic Projection

Photographic Projection by Bill Hastings begins Monday 21st from 5pm at Bernardo Square, City Hall Dublin 

‘Before’ is a rich story of what it was like before the gush and rush for borrowed money known as the boom. Looking at this artwork, one does not get a sense of loss, sentimentality or nostalgia for something that has gone simply because this volume of work manages to capture its essence, its DNA and our instincts repond to that memory, that fabric, those laughing, smiling, playing, citizens of Dublin.

In viewing this work, you are taking a journey through a living city and its people.  These photographs are not historical, they are very  much a part of the present and a vital component of the continuing journey of this great Dublin City and its people.  See for yourself. 


Bill Hastings is an architect, photographer and designer.  He grew up in Dublin in the 1950s and 1960s. He studied architecture at UCD in Earlsfort Terrace from 1965 to 1970. His practice, now called ARC Consultants, covers architecture, photography, graphic design, historic building survey, digital modelling and animation; as well as consultancy in a number of areas relating to conservation and planning.

All the photographs that form part of this exhibition ‘Before’ were taken in Dublin between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s. Most of the photographs arise simply from the habit of carrying a camera at all times.  #tradfest  #otheredvoices 


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