Bel Edifice, 2014
Bel Edifice, 2014
Installation with 14 mins 58 secs audio piece, FM transmission, portable radio

'Bel Edifice' was made for the group exhibition 'A False Sense' at Catalyst Arts, Belfast. The exhibition set out to explore ideas of expectation and encounter around the experience of visiting a gallery, and the use of the peripheries of the gallery space as a site for making work.

For 'Bel Edifice', I recorded an audio interview with architect Declan Hill during an exploration of the former industrial building that houses the Catalyst Arts Gallery. The interview was edited with music (Pierre Boulez's 'Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments' from Le Marteau Sans Maître) in the style of a radio documentary and presented as an FM transmission from an antenna mounted on the roof of the gallery building.

Visitors to the exhibition came across a portable radio that had the appearance of having been left behind by someone working within the gallery; listening revealed that the sounds addressed the space in which the listener was standing.