This work was commissioned for Fourth Space, the inaugral show at the new West Cork Arts Centre in January 2015.
From the exhibition notes:
"The reflective surface of Dennis McNulty's Running up that Building catches the viewer as they walk through the space of the gallery, but it is only on turning to retrace their steps that they notice a vintage LED display sandwiched between sheets of foil-backed plasterboard. It slowly spells out the phrase tell me we both matter don't we?, and something about its situation implies that the building is posing the question, attempting to enter into a dialogue with the viewer/visitor. Kate Bush's song Running up that Hill, the source of both the work's title and its red flashing text, was released in 1985, the same year that the West Cork Arts Centre was established. In this context, her lyrics, hidden inside sheet materials which form the fabric of most of the structures around us, create a bridge or portal connecting the organisation's origins to this contemporary moment of transformation."
Fourth Space was curated by Ann Davoren.