SHANNON LYONS
A dead mouse and a broken coffee machineA dead mouse and a broken coffee machineA dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (detail)A dead mouse and a broken coffee machineA dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (detail)A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (detail)A dead mouse and a broken coffee machineLeft: Moana Coffee (existing cafe)
Right: A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (exhibition view)A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (detail)
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.

Acknowledgements: 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