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. […]

When History Happens

It can be difficult to keep track of everything that’s happening in the news these days. While often media is dedicated to filling space and time and creating content to keep us watching, over the past number of weeks events around the world have kept the media on their toes and overwhelmed the viewer and […]

Castle Ellen on TG4

I first met Míchael Keaney about five years ago when I was lying on a hammock, hungover in my back garden. Míchael is what you might describe as a character in the truest sense of the word. That day he asked me if I’d help him with a couple of rolls of lead he was […]