We are not a single species – Paul Hurley art exhibition

I think you’d find it really fascinating
if you could take a boat round temple quarter and see the site especially now
where the dirt where the demolitions happen more and more
the height of the island has gone up and up so you don’t look across it anymore
you kind of look up to what’s there. It’s sort of changed the dynamics of it. I can’t really explain. It’s gone and there is like this empty space you’re
just used to walking past there and this thing is there even if you never pay
like a lot of attention to it and then all of a sudden, because it’s so massive and you see this empty space, it’s like ‘wow’. We have some really spectacular photographs from the other side of the water looking towards the former sorting office which in the evening, and lit at night was very striking and actually quite photogenic. There were holes in it. And then I could hear all this peep peep peeping of little chicks and I thought there was maybe a nest. But it was clear they were in behind the walls. I don’t know if they were sparrows or whatever they’d gone in through the holes to nest in there, so it feels those are the kind of spaces we need to plan to plan for ruination. What are the things we can leave behind for the unexpected?

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