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. The most amazing thing about the exhibition is the building, which has been abandoned since the opening of the new terminal in 2006. It has a Marie Celeste feel to it as all fixtures and fittings are left intact and the human imprint can still be felt. It feels empty, but a lot emptier than an empty building should feel and I couldn’t quite shake off the sense that I was some where I shouldn’t be. The exhibition runs until the 27 March and is worth a trip out to the airport for anyone based in Cork.

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