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Disappearing Mural Cork City, Ireland
Commissioned by City Hall, Department of Architecture, Cork City to create a site-specific work on a large 1970s housing estate overlooking the city, which was undergoing extensive renovation. Working with what I considered to be the most significant feature of the site - the weather (it rained more or less continuously) - the finished work consisted of repeating a simple 1970s wallpaper pattern (originally found in the now renovated flats) across the entire surface of the five large brick-built housing blocks in special ‘wet-look’ transparent varnish. This had the effect of making the work almost entirely invisible while the surface of the brick on the housing estate was wet which was most of the time.

John Reardon