A Critical Review of Lingerers in Ikea, the Barack Obama Plaza and the Smoking Area of Murphy’s Bar in Schiphol Airport.

Being in Ikea feels like you lost a war. The victors have made their stamp on language, layout and design and you are left with little choice but to acquiesce. The show area features rooms inhabited by hypothetical people. These are the ubermenschen of Ikean culture. Their belongings are perfectly coordinated and they accept their confined quarters […]

Terminal Convention

We went out to see the Terminal Convention exhibition in the old terminal at Cork airport today. It really is an amazing use of an abandoned space. Most of the works are audiovisual installations and the most effective pieces in my mind were those that made you most aware of the building and its past. […]