Friday 28 July 2017

Now's your chance to stare death in the face

Jake Messham performs on the Wall of Death, which is part of the ‘ A Matter of Life and Death’ exhibition at the Rua Red Gallery in Tallaght. Picture: Frank McGrath
Jake Messham performs on the Wall of Death, which is part of the ‘ A Matter of Life and Death’ exhibition at the Rua Red Gallery in Tallaght. Picture: Frank McGrath
Stuntriders perform at the Messham's Wall of Death in Tallaght as part of the "Matter of Life and Death" exhibition by Stephen Skrynka which finishes this Saturday.
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

If you've always wanted to look death in the face, a new exhibition gives you the chance.

Onlookers can get close to a motorbike Wall of Death courtesy of the original stunt riders on 1986 Irish movie 'Eat the Peach', featuring a range of gravity-defying stunts.

It's all part of an exhibition entitled 'A Matter of Life and Death' an exhibition by up and coming artist Stephen Skrynka.

The organisers say the exhibition - which runs today and tomorrow at the Rua Red Gallery in Tallaght - tells "a story that has it all".

It will include "death-defying stunts, a 1970s dream coming true, a young Pat Kenny, a vanished film director, and Elvis Presley''. In one scene, Elvis attempts a Wheel of Death 40 feet above ground.

The title of the highly unusual exhibition, which the organisers say ties some of the offbeat themes together, has the label "Is Art Worth Dying For?"

Irish Independent

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