Remembering Gray

EI2EEN at Irish Museum of Modern Art
[opposite]<br/>QSL card (reverse) for EI2EEN, 2013. Design by Oonagh Young. [opposite]<br/>EI2EEN in transmission. Morse operator: Mark Wall [opposite]<br/>EI2EEN in transmission. Morse operator: Mark Wall [opposite]<br/>EI2EEN in transmission. Morse operator: Mark Wall [opposite]<br/>EI2EEN in transmission

The proceeds from the sale of the book, From Margin to Margin (Looking for Eileen), have been treated as a fund ‘to be used in the service of the memory of Eileen Gray’. For Remembering Gray, the artist completes this self-assigned contract by commissioning a poem from poet Alice Lyons. The poem exists in lieu of any formal eulogy or obituary for Gray, but also as a piece of Lyons’ own work, with its own integrity. It is intended to have a performative potential and the capacity for distribution in multiple forms, all extending from an initial translation into Morse code—a form of minimal communication that shares qualities of invisibility and secrecy resonant with Gray’s practice.

 

 

One transmission of this work is carried out through a temporary shortwave radio station in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (call sign EI2EEN) From October 2013 until April 2014, in collaboration with the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group, Ireland.

With thanks to Mark Wall, Sean Byrne, and all participants from the South Eastern Radio Group. Exhibited as part of the exhibition One Foot in the Real World, curated by Marguerite O'Molloy.