Mussel Mind (Loaded Die) was a mixed-media installation produced for exhibition during the Askeaton Contemporary Arts residency, Co. Limerick, Ireland in the summer of 2014. The four-room presentation, occupying a single vacant building in Askeaton, curated new works, re-fabrications, some current research and a museum loan into an interconnected web of reference points and ‘departments’, as follows:
Artefacts room: Loaded Die in fragments, loaned from the Hunt Museum (Limerick), stone, c.16th century.
Munster Business Information Centre (ground floor): A Throw of Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, etched and laser-cut plastic with screenprint, 86 x 119cm, 2014
Locally-foraged mussels, cooked marinière-style, and a reference library.
Living: De Stijl table, Eileen Gray, plywood, paint and woodstain, 64 x 62 x 82 cm, 1922 (refabricated 2014)
Table lamp, Gerrit Rietveld, metal, paint, electrical fittings and bulb, wood, 12 x 15 x 38cm, 1925 (refabricated 2014)
Cinema: The Model and the Void, industrial 99% silver on polycarbonate, 30 x 36cm, 2014
With thanks to: The Hunt Museum (Limerick); System Label (Askeaton) Ltd; Seanie Barron; Ray Griffin; Sean Lynch; An Endless Supply; curator Michele Horrigan, fellow resident artists, and the team of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.