Thursday, May 07, 2009

Irish Spencer Tunick photos to be exhibited online in June

People who got naked for Spencer Tunick, the wait to see yourself in a photo is finally coming to an end. News today is that from June 8, the photos will be available online.

For Dublin participants, the lovely people at the Dublin Docklands Authority will be posting the limited edition photos out to participants. Those who participated in the Cork installations will be able to pick up their artworks at the Cork Midsummer Festival Box Office based at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City.

Each participant will receive one photograph as their personal memento, chosen by the artist, from the day they participated. People who took part at both the South Wall and Treasury Holdings Altro Vetro Building in Dublin will receive two prints, as will the people who took part in the Blarney Castle and White Street Car Park installations at the Cork Midsummer Festival.

Each photograph measures 8 x 10 inches and is printed on the same high quality photographic paper that Spencer Tunick uses for his larger artworks.
In addition, they'll also be up on a website. The DDDA and Cork Midsummer Festival have jointly commissioned artist Spencer Tunick to create a website exhibition of the Spencer Tunick Ireland Installations. This is set to be a "visual documentary" of the installations, featuring artworks from each city and video works made by the artist.

Apparently it's the first time Tunick's work will be available exclusively through a website. It will of course allow participants to be proud of being naked on the internet.

Right? Right. Something to tell the parents about...


  1. It's gonna make for some awkward tagged photos on Facebook. :)

  2. I did the Tunick shoot at the Hotel Sagamore at Miami Beach in 2007. My own feeling is, this is a bit of a cop-out.

    A big part of the experience for me was traveling back down there a couple of months later to see the exhibit--huge prints hanging in the lobby of the hotel--and to see again some of the people who took part with me (NONE of whom I'd ever met before we all stripped naked together).

    Another thing. It's been fairly well known that Spencer Tunick has exhibited his works as large prints hanging in galleries or whatever, NOT on the Internet. I had a feeling it was to protect his creative rights in the work. Sure, you can find stuff on the Internet, but never the way you see it on the print.

    Personally, I would have liked to see more on the Internet from the installation I did. But that's me (and I suppose many other people who did it). I wonder if anybody did this one expecting they'd be exhibited only on a wall in a museum. I wonder if any of them are bothered that they're on the Internet instead.

  3. I'm bothered that its being displayed on the internet. Not exactly what we signed up for...