WORK > A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine

Moana Project Space
Perth, WA

12.08.2016 - 03.09.2016

A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine interrogates the relationship between a space of commercial hospitality - the café - and the supposedly non-commercial, contemplative gallery space. Encouraging the audience to consider the relationships between the two spaces, A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine agitates the coded social engagements embedded in each. The work is activated by a barista that is hired to refuse service to patrons.

With thanks to Michael Buzza from the Academy of Taxidermy, Sophie Johnstone, Karvan Coffee, Ben Kovacsy, Francesco “Frankie” Lo Surdo from Espresso Lo Surdo, Eamonn O’Reilly and Dr Francis Russell.