Read Participants stories...
The second Irish installation of internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Spencer Tunick took place on the South Wall in the Dublin Docklands in the early hours of Saturday, June 21st 2008, 2,500 people attended the installation, with some enthusiastic participants arriving from 10pm on Friday evening! We asked the participants to tell us their story and here is some of them below...
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No real story. Just wanted to day how much fun the installation was. I'll never feel self-conscious about my body again and I work in fashion so that's saying something. The experience was a natural high and I was excited about it for days afterwards.
Just want to say the Dublin Docklands Installation was amazing, I had so much fun and it was so refreshing to see all shapes and sizes! I thought there would be a few people perving but as we were all in the same boat no-one was like that and everyone was all very supportive of each other! Can't wait to see the final images!
After being coerced by my boyfriend out of the Andrews Lane theatre at 3am and thrown into a taxi that was speeding towards Docklands, I remembered what I had conveniently (drunkenly) forgotten. In about an hour or so, we were going to strip down to the fleshy basics and get naked for the Spencer Tunic show..... Read more
Posing nude in a mass group in Early Morning Ireland poses two dilemmas - one, it's Ireland and cold, just how fabulous is that going to make me look, and two, all that coffee I had to keep me awake is now going to run right through me, coupled with being nervous at baring all and the cold of the middle of the night... Read more
On Friday the 20th of June, I celebrated my 56th birthday; on Saturday the 21st of June, I celebrated my body in the chilly air of Dublin's Dockland - along with 2,500 others. It was a now-or-never decision which I only finally made at 2am on Saturday morning when my mobile beeped me awake. I slipped out of bed, rang the taxi, grabbed a towel and my raincoat, and spent the twenty minute journey talking to myself: What in the name of god are you doing? You've lost the run of yourself completely.... Read more
The Commissioners story
Mary McCarthy former arts manager at the Dublin Docklands also tells her experience as the commissioner of this event... Read More