(Jessica Marie Ruxton’s article appeared in buzz.ie, 9/20.)
The piece has been installed in a Methodist Church and will be open to the public until December 2.
The statue and shrine were installed to celebrate the Irish legend and to pay homage to the writer who was imprisoned and shamed for his sexuality.
The project was created by David McDermott & Peter McGough and is supposed to depict his two-year imprisonment.
The makers describe the project as a ”ritualistic space” that will be ”open through December 2 and be available to rent for gatherings both sacred (the aforementioned wedding, poetry readings, a planned discussion of queer theology) and profane (the temple’s curator, Alison Gingeras, jokingly suggested a séance to honor Wilde’s death day, November 30)”.