Architecture and Plumbing
Architecture and Motility
Four-channel audio installation, c.45 minute duration, loops continuously

The sounds of architect Niall McCullough's stomach were recorded using a custom-designed belt with four embedded contact microphones, as he ate breakfast at McCullough Mulvin's Long Room Hub building at Trinity College.

For the exhibition, the recordings will be played back as a four-channel installation through speakers located on two levels of the atrium space at The Long Room Hub. The positioning of the four speakers will reflect the layout of the microphones during the recording, mapping the four quadrants of the gastro-intestinal tract onto the vertical space of the building's atrium. Throughout the day, the blips and gurgles of the architect's stomach sounds will emit from the speakers, providing a playful and intimate integration between architect's body and building fabric.


Exhibition location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin