Trouble In Paradise, #1
© By Sean Hillen
A montage shows a black and white photograph of parading masked IRA men juxtaposed with the trooping of the colour, in colour.
Sean Hillen says: ‘This montage, made around the mid- ‘80’s, is maybe the only one using these fairly scary pictures I took from the press stand of the ‘colour parties’ at Patsy O’Hara, one of the Hunger Striker’s, funeral.
However it happened, I eventually saw the way to simply juxtapose these figures with the ‘Trooping the Colour’ scene and the ‘idyllic’ Russian landscape (reference to Newry Gagarin) in the distance.
I used to joke that it could be re-titled as “Spot The Terrorists”.’
DIMENSIONS28 x 22 cm
Permanent Collection, Imperial War Museum.