Work from 'When a Building Sleeps', © David Farrell

2006 - The Central Bank Art Commissions – David Farrell

For his Central Bank Commission, David Farrell’s presents When A Building Sleeps, a series of photographic prints and video works shot inside the bank after office hours. Farrell deftly sets up a set of relationships – between reflection and reality; interior and exterior; and daytime and nighttime. Like the building’s suspended  floors, the work conveys a sense of weightlessness: the viewer seems to float or hover over the city. Its dreamlike quality is instilled with an underlying sense of surveillance. Oblique references to a kind of ghost story keep the viewer hooked into a sustained meditation on the nature of time.

Image copyright © David Farrell

You can see the rest of this work on his website here.

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