Modern Convenience
Derry, NI


A scenography in blockwork for the exhibition 'Irish Modernisms: Legacies of Modernism in the North,' that aims to turn the gallery into an abstracted domestic environment. A countertop and  hearth relates to the remnant fireplace in the gallery space, and hosts research by Philip McCrilly. His ‘Death of the Banshee’ (2021) is a collection of ephemera, ferments, and dried flowers, which laments on the potential dissolution of the tradition of ghost stories and storytelling in Ireland with the introduction of electricity.

Aerated concrete block, 
3.3 x 2.7 x 0.9m

Group show featuring Ben Weir, Philip McCrilly, Rachael Campbell-Palmer, Grace McMurray and James Ashe. Co-curated by Catherine Hemelryk and Matt Retallick.

Photos © CCA D~LD, Paola Bernardelli

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