Limerick, Ireland
Séamus Farrell, Neo Ruin Irish Folly, 2008, mixed media installation, 250 x 520 x 370 cm

Séamus Farrell

b. 1965, England

Until the late 1980s on St John’s Castle grounds, where there were families in council houses (like the semi-derelict ones still in the neighbourhood), today you have remakes of medieval scenes and sets for the visitors. So I made a ruin, with domestic belongings and appliances embedded within its brick walls. A large recuperated window is engraved with images and quotes around the Irish famine and politics.

(Text: too early for vacation catalogue, 2008)

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