Aisling McCoy

Belfast Exposed

28 April - 27 May
Tue - Sat 11am - 5pm

Public Preview: Thursday 27 April, 7-9pm

Belfast Exposed Futures presents PAX, the first chapter of a longer-term project by Aisling McCoy, exploring the former Templehof airport in Berlin. McCoy’s primary focus is upon the relationships between photography and architecture in how we construct meaning, and the overlap between image making and place making.

PAX uses photography as a medium to engage with an architectural site that carries a diversely loaded and poignant history; originally built by the Nazi Air Ministry as the ‘Gateway to Europe’, before falling under US control following WWII, the site now functions as both a public park, and an emergency refugee shelter currently housing approximately 800 asylum seekers as they wait to be granted refugee status.