Architecture and Motility, 2017
Architecture and Motility, 2017
Four-channel audio installation, c.45 minute duration, loops continuously

The sounds of architect Niall McCullough's stomach were recorded using a custom-designed waistband with four embedded contact microphones, as he ate breakfast at McCullough Mulvin's Long Room Hub building at Trinity College Dublin.

For exhibition, the recordings were played back as a four-channel installation through speakers located on two levels of the atrium space at The Long Room Hub. The positioning of the four speakers reflected the layout of the microphones during the recording, mapping the four quadrants of the gastro-intestinal tract onto the vertical space of the building's central atrium space. Throughout the day, the blips and gurgles of the architect's stomach sounds emitted from the speakers, providing a playful and intimate integration between architect's body and building fabric.

The piece was exhibited as part of the site-specific project McCullough Mulvin Orange that featured a series of works by Mark Orange produced in collaboration with Niall McCullough of McCullough Mulvin Architects. The works were installed at five McCullough Mulvin buildings across central Dublin in September–October 2017.



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