Irish Light, Caveat Emptor
In 2007 the 24-acre former Irish Glass Bottle factory site at Ringsend, Dublin sold for €411,987,000, the equivalent of €17.2 million an acre.
The light in Ringsend on the day of the auction was said to have had an ethereal quality and those present experienced a kind of euphoria that could only be attributed to the light.
A team from Schrödinger Industries had the foresight to capture a quantity of that light, which has to this day been stored in seven stainless steel tanks. Within each tank the Ringsend light is suspended in Schrödinger Industries patented anti-matter solution.
In 2012 a limited edition of hermetically sealed bottles containing a sample of this light were made available to the general public.
Although limited efforts were been made to verify the claims of Schrödinger Industries and the provenance of the story that €411,987,000 was paid for a glass bottle factory in Ringsend 2007. The reverse of each bottle carried this Disclaimer. Caveat Emptor
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SHRODINGER INDUSTRIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCT. THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THE CONTAINER MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN SUNLIGHT BOTTELED AT RINGSEND IN 2007. ONCE OPENED ANY LIGHT THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN THE BOTTLE WILL BE LOST, ALLOWING ORDINARY 2012 RECESSION LIGHT IN. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE CONSTRUED AS A WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION BY SHRODINGER INDUSTRIES
2012 Extinct Like Us Group Show: Multiples, Curator: Steve Maher
Exhibition dates: 3rd August 2012- Dec 2012
Ormston House, 9-10 Patricks Street, Limerick