30+2 CUPS OF TEA (2009)
Vista Senior Social Club, Donore Avenue – in collaboration with Oonagh Comerford
Over a period of seven weeks Oonagh Comerford and Cristina Mejías met with VISTA, a thirty member Senior Social Club on Donore Avenue in the Liberties, Dublin 1. Every Monday evening the members met in the community centre to engage in a variety of activities from playing dominoes, bingo and darts, going on trips to the greyhound races and dancing and knitting.
The work explores what we perceive links the members as a community; the involvement, conviviality and enjoyment when playing games and gambling. Utilising audio, photography and sculpture we have adopted the form and imagery associated with their favourite gambling games to create an artwork that reflects the sense of community in Vista.
In collaboration with CREATE_national development agency for collaborative arts