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With local community help, the artist organized a game of bingo for one night only in the Community Hall. This was the first time in 25 years that Askeaton hosted bingo. Two hundred people attended. A final installation consisted of sound recordings of the event. Since the event, a revival occured and bingo has been held once a month in the town, thanks to Michael's foresight.
This artist duo often focus on historical sites and local social systems. Hence was made
as an intervention on the title of a Christian newspaper. Pill Box consisted of a flag sited
on one of several abondoned pillboxes in Askeaton. These concrete structures were built
around the town as lookout stations during World War II to forewarn against possible
invasion from German forces attacking from the Shannon river estuary. The artists’ flag
featured a film still of Charlie Chaplin from the film The Great Dictator (1940),
installed atop the pillbox.
The artist used a variety of materials to create an installation. She then photographed herself in-situ within the installation and showed these photographs as part of the final piece.
Hoffner completed a series of architectural interventions in unused retail units in the town.
In one space, she created a raised floor, lit from underneath with fluorescent lights. In another
space a kind of bricolage was constructed, using building materials and images of buildings
and sites around Askeaton.
The artist created sculptural tumbleweeds, leaving them in various locations around the town.