Gerry Gleason with Jim McKevitt.
galerie +edition caoc.
This small table was one of the last pieces we put in place, it seemed to sum up friendship between the two cities and artists. I had brought a bottle of Irish Whiskey with me, a brand popular in my native city, Belfast. Beneath the table was a large bottle,the type used by bootlegger,perhaps for the dancing mannequins.To the left of the table was a portrait of our favorite bar- maid and above the table was the inscription" Save The Last Waltz For Me". We also found an old vinyl LP of the same name, complete with the cover in a skip which we displayed in the space. The final act was to have a few German beers and Irish Whiskies and the space was left ready for the public, the objects on the table left as if from another time.
I would like to think that though the installation is long gone, that the dancers are still waltzing at night in that special space.