Interview with NIXLL MCXULXOUGH, 2017
Interview with NIXLL MCXULXOUGH, 2017
Installation with 15 minute audio piece, FM transmission, portable radios

An audio interview was recorded with architect Niall McCullough during a site visit to the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios building, beginning outside considering the façade, then moving inside and around the building. The interview was edited in the style of a radio documentary, but in such a way that at key moments in the dialogue, incidental and background sounds of the building—such as the passing of a car, the slam of a door, microphone noise, or some other such audio interference—layers and disrupts the point being made in the discussion, thwarting the interview process.

For the exhibition, the edited audio piece was played back as a low-wattage FM broadcast from an antenna installed on the roof of the Temple Bar Gallery & Studios building. Portable radios and headphones were made available to visitors to the gallery to listen to the piece as they moved around inside and outside the building.

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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