The Archive of (in)Convenience is an audio-visual installation launched in the gardens of the Hunt Museum, Limerick on May 1st 2022.

What is the Archive?

It is a collection of stuff and things, used and misused, cherished and forgotten, functioning within a state of dysfunction. We’re here to tell our side of the story. A things perspective on the human condition, all consuming, all consumed.

We share with you our 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 you, 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?

Commissioned by Science Gallery Dublin and featuring a diversity of voices from local Limerick people including:

  • Liz Hartney and Chloe Flynn (Face Masks)
  • Mohamed Ferhat (Keyring)
  • Sindy Joyce (String)
  • Hazey Haze (Smart Pen)
  • Emma Langford (Fridge Motor)

The Archive was created by artists Heather Griffin and Patrick Mulvihill with the ongoing support of Amicitia and additional support from KOSMOS and the Limerick Tidy Towns group.