For almost 40 years, a small brick building in Belfast, Northern Ireland was home to a vital electrical switch room. The building, which once powered the city, had lay dormant for nearly 25 years and was scheduled for renovation in 2005.
Before this process began, the development firm collaborated with a group of artists from Belfast and Brooklyn to document and salvage much of the original equipment. Using these remnants the artists created an exhibition entitled Building, that tells the story of this space that powered Belfast.
Rory Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Heaney, Mac Premo and Duke Riley explored the building’s story through different avenues and media. Ideas explored in the exhibition included its function behind closed doors, its effect on the city it was built in, and how the city and citizens of Belfast.
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