Tears for Fears Bunker
PROMENADE, Clontarf Sea-front, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
In a wry but also kitschy intervention that referenced the Victorian/Edwardian history of the seafront bandstand as well as the current economic malaise, one of the 8 iconic concrete shelters on Clontarf sea-front was converted into a 'bunker'. A brass section with members of the Artane Senior Band occupied this emplacement and performed a score of songs arranged for brass by the 1980's pop rock band, Tears for Fears.
This was performed from the shelter directly opposite the Dublin Docklands regeneration project, with the Irish Financial Services Centre also in the background.
Songs included: Everybody wants to rule the world; (1985) Mad World (1982); & Shout! (1984)
Performances took place at 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm, each one lasting approximately 15 minutes.
This work is one of 10 artists interventions on Clontarf seafront as part of PROMENADE, organised by artist Michelle Browne.