A Permanent installation for the Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland. 2009-2010.


Day One Today is an artwork about a specific place moving through time: the (new) entrance hall to the Limerick School of Art and Design, inhabiting an (old) Convent building on Clare Street. An institution then, but like Heraclitusʼ stream, this art school is a continual stream of changing faces and ideas, different each time we step into it. Day One Today attempts to capture this sense of advancing time. This paradox of temporality and permanence runs right through the work. We measure Day One against the continuous present of Today, mixing them into an electronic cloud  where the permanent and unmoving - walls and floors, columns and glass - remain unchanged, inhabited by ghosts of those moving through the space. The installation occupies a transition space between the new and the old; between the entrance hall in glass and steel and the chapel in copper and gold.