I went to IMMA after lunch today to look at the “A Decade” exhibition which features a snapshot of works from IMMA's collections. Two works which caught my eye were Portrait of Alice Liddell by Vik Muniz and The Salmon of Knowledge by Mark Dion.
The other exhibition showing there was “The Humanizer” by Berlin-based artist Simon Fujiwara, which is an exhibition / installation spread over 4 rooms and details aspects of the life and death of Roger Casement in 1916. A merging of fact and fiction: Early Years, Hero in Africa, The Betrayal and Execution. It’s an immersive experience with numerous artefacts from Casement’s life (see glasses below) and what sounds like an audio track from a film, bringing you through each of the darkened red rooms with photographs and objects highlighted by spotlights.
Later as the sky brightened up, I went out to Dun Laoghaire to the People’s Park where the Ukulele Hooley music festival was on, along with the Sunday food market: Food and music by the sea - a great combination :)