A WAKE FOR THE CELTIC TIGER

A Wake for the Celtic Tiger was a public performance exploring the death of a narrative which has dominated Ireland's identity domestically and internationally. Referencing the Irish response to austerity the effigy was treated to a wake. The audience, engaged in rituals, became participants in a collective spectacle. 

 

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Eulogy: Dr. Conor McCabe

Eulogy: Dr. Conor McCabe

Eulogy: Stephen Bedford

Eulogy: Stephen Bedford

Eulogy: Norsam

Eulogy: Norsam

Minutes Silence

Minutes Silence

Procession. Henry Street, Dublin.

Procession. Henry Street, Dublin.

Procession. Henry Street, Dublin.

Procession. Henry Street, Dublin.

Procession. Mary Street, Dublin.

Procession. Mary Street, Dublin.

Wake. Jack Nealons, Capel Street, Dublin.

Wake. Jack Nealons, Capel Street, Dublin.

Wake. Jack Nealons, Capel Street, Dublin.

Wake. Jack Nealons, Capel Street, Dublin.

Plaque. Dame Lane, Dublin. 

Plaque. Dame Lane, Dublin. 

Plaque. Dame Lane, Dublin. 

Plaque. Dame Lane, Dublin. 

Eulogy: Norsam

Eulogy: Dr. Conor McCabe

Eulogy: Des Derwin

Eulogy: Stephen Bedford