From ROSC '80 James Joyce's Martello Tower is being rebuilt with 5,000 loaves of bread.
The tower was designed by Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujín. Made up of 5,000 loaves of bread provided by a Dublin bakery, the art piece would be dismantled later that day and the bread distributed amongst onlookers and representatives from various charities.
It took five thousand loaves of bread donated by a Dublin bakery to complete the outer crust on the exhibit.
The ROSC ’80 exhibition took place in University College, Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin, featuring selections of Irish and European contemporary art.
The first ROSC exhibition was held in 1967, the second in 1971 and the third in 1977. This is the fourth exhibition and features 52 artists from 12 countries.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 August 1980. The reporter is Carroll McHugh.