Ulysses in Borneo
This work completed during my Fulbright Residency in Malaysia consists of site-specific installations/performances in Dublin, Ireland, and an online component at UlyssesinBorneo.com. In Dublin 19 traditional walking sticks from Borneo were placed along the paths traveled by the characters in the ‘Wandering Rocks’ section of James Joyce's "Ulysses". This created a gentle cultural intervention in the contemporary Dublin Streets. The canes were tagged with instructions explaining that they could be kept by the person who ‘discovered’ them. The ‘discoverer’ was invited to the website to ‘register’ their ‘taking possession’ of the cane. On the web there are also segments that expand and critically reconfigures the conceptual scope of the work in terms of the common heritage of British Colonialism in Ireland and Malaysia. This work was an official component of the James Joyce Bloomsday Centenary Celebration “ReJoyce Dublin 2004”.