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Episode 8

Letstryonions

The Domestic Godless
#visual art #food art #experience
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Chapter 8 of Ulysses begins with, and is smattered with references to foodstuffs; from sticky sweets to Malaga raisins and ‘kidney burntofferings’ to Gorgonzola sandwiches. The references permeate Bloom’s ramble through a Dublin lunchtime and the references to food slip through his consciousness as he himself navigates the city’s streets and his conversations with citizens.

One summer evening this year, the Domestic Godless presented a meal for guests in a late-Georgian house overlooking the Lee in Cork City. Dishes and potions were paired as Joyce might have made sentences; the food, like words, moulded into puns and cross-references. Pungent odours and the music of open-mouth-chew suffused the room.

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The menu included; pig’s head stuffed blackly, crispy fishfins with caviar, ‘Leeeels’ sucked through a straw, lionsmane tincture, a musical gargle, liverslicecrackle with mutton tea and a bunion, a palate cleansing hand-lick and of course Gorgonzola.

For Ulysses 2.2, the Domestic Godless present Letstryonions, the ghost of that evening through sound and image. Within the James Joyce classroom of the Museum of Literature, visitors will be invited to relive some of those gustatory experiences, immersed in the midst of a noisescape and installation composed of mastication, consumption, peristalsis, and chitchat. 

For the opening night only, guests will sample the tastes and smells of that evening, be fed from the palms of their hands, from ancient headwear or perhaps through a straw.

Admission to the exhibition is included in a MoLI general admission ticket.

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Events

Exhibition
17 November – 2 December 2022
James Joyce Classroom, MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland

One summer evening this year, the Domestic Godless presented a meal for guests in a late-Georgian house overlooking the Lee in Cork City. Dishes and potions were paired as Joyce might have made sentences; the food, like words, moulded into puns and cross-references. Pungent odours and the music of open-mouth-chew suffused the room.

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Letstryonions Exhibition
17 November - 2 December

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