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Dan Hudson  “HORAI”


November 27, 2021 – January 15, 2022

 

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In ancient Greek mythology, the Horai are twelve goddesses who preside over the heavenly bodies that create days, seasons, and other natural divisions of time. In Japanese mythology, Horai is a legendary land beyond time. Every human culture throughout history has endeavoured to understand the nature of time; something that eludes us to this day.


Dan Hudson’s introspective art works are his personal contemplations on the subject of time. He creates ritualistic processes as a way to interface with astrological cycles and their corresponding rhythms in the landscape. His art works are artifacts of these processes. They are offerings to the idea of the Horai. 



"My art practice traverses scientific research, documentary narratives and personal journal. I think of my work as a form visual anthropology.  My observations and research are distilled into a variety of different media, including photography, video, painting, video, sculpture and installation."

"Essentially, I am a project-based artist. To begin a project, I first conceive of an idea then I determine what medium is best suited to realize that idea. The art I make are artifacts of the process rather than the goal of the process."

"Many of my works result from rituals that I perform. Often, I devise sets of actions that are connected with astronomical cycles. For example, some recent projects involved filming the exact same scene once a week for a year as a way to observe and document the transformations in the landscape caused by the Earth’s planetary movements around the sun."

2018 Rundle Reveal 2 fall 34x46in sm.jpg
2020 Mayday looping HD video 7 min per loopsm.jpg
2019  Spring Creek 102x294in oil on canvas.jpg

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2020 Three Sisters with earth 34x80i 2000.jpg
River, 2011, video in frame, Spring, 69x46x6 inches (Copy).jpg
2020 Standish Ridge 68x84in oil on canvas (2).JPG

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