The Archive of (in)Convenience, a collective of stuff and things, used and misused, cherished and forgotten, functioning within a state of dysfunction. They are here to tell our side of the story. A things perspective on the human condition, all-consuming, all consumed. They share with you their hopes and dreams, speak with a reimagined purpose, and confide in you the trauma and confusion of being misjudged and misunderstood. A glimpse into our world, which is your world, or is it? Can a human, relate to or have empathy with a smart pen or acknowledge the origins of a piece of string? Can you appreciate the struggle of an overworked motor or the heartbreak of a keyring? Perhaps you’ll never look at a single-use mask the same way again? Here at the archive we often wonder… who or what should be apologising for the inconvenience and how does everything else feel about it?

An audio installation, commissioned by Science Gallery Dublin and exhibited in the garden of The Hunt Museum Limerick. The Archive strives to tell a multifaceted story of how seemingly everyday objects experience the same range of emotions as humans. Through this, they provoke and challenge us to reconsider things in a way that is both thought-provoking and poignant. An absurdist invitation for all of us to take a closer look at the hidden beauty of those that are too often taken for granted. For ninety days and ninety nights, the Archive witnessed drama, wonder, curiosity, play, joy delusion, disdain, and violence from its public realm setting in the gardens of the Hunt Museum, Limerick. 

The garden setting provided space to take a moment and listen to the object stories on a custom mobile app while sitting with the installation. The objects were brought to life by a diverse group of Limerick locals;
Mother and daughter duo Liz Hartney and Chloe Flynn, add character to the face masks.
Tidy Towns hero Mohamed Ferhat, embraces the keyring.
Minceir beoir and tireless human rights defender, Dr. Sindy Joyce, gives the string a voice.
061 rap legend, Hazey Haze, becomes one with the smart pen.
Hypnotic singer Emma Langford, embodies the fridge motor and its plight of invisible labour in a man’s world. 

Listen to the object stories here on our mobile app ...we recommend you use headphones, it gives them a sense of purpose. 

Listen to the object stories here on our mobile app ...we recommend you use headphones, it gives them a sense of purpose. 
Installation - Artists - Heather Griffin & Patrick Mulvihill | Design & Build - Heather Griffin | Scripts - Written & Recorded - Heather Griffin & Patrick Mulvihill
Audio Post-Production - Patrick Mulvihill | Mobile App Design - Heather Griffin | Mobile App Development - Patrick Mulvihill | Branding - Heather Griffin
Voices - Liz Hartney / Chloe Flynn / Mohamed Ferhat / Dr. Sindy Joyce / Hazey Haze / Emma Langford | Thank You - Eamon Griffin / Tadhg Flynn
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