Dan Hudson “HORAI”
November 27, 2021 – January 15, 2022
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."