Ciarán Walsh



  • 2017
  • 96 pages
  • Risograph print, monochrome with colour cover, blue 'Swiss Broschure' binding, limited numbered edition: 100
  • 17.5 × 11.3 × 0.9 cm

The recognisable forms of narrative fiction and the paper-back book are utilised to create an immersive, durational artwork. Through a strategy of détournement, the novella remixes the biography of French caver and chronobiologist Michel Siffre, the heritage of science-fiction novels, the mythology of space exploration, and concepts from museology and postcolonial theory, so as to create a remapping of the space of the Museum and a reflection on Stanislaw Lem’s inner/outer space dichotomy. The story unfolds to sketch out mental processes of encounter, wonder, unease, alienation and estrangement.