13 August 2012
Last updated at 12:36
Adain Avion, a mobile arts space in the body of an old DC-9 plane, has made its final stop in Wales, at the site of the National Eisteddfod. Coincidentally, Wales' premier cultural festival was taking place on a disused airfield at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The artwork - Wing Flight - was one of 12 public art commissions for the Cultural Olympiad and had previously spent weeks touring Wales, including Ebbw Vale, where it was the centrepiece of a "ghost parade" to mark 10 years since the closure of the town's steel works.
In Llandudno the plane made an unusual attraction on the promenade
The fuselage settled on the maes (field) at the eisteddfod for the week and its "black box" was opened to reveal the archive gathered at the three sites it visited in Wales. This footage was displayed on monitors beneath the interior glass floor of Avion and visitors were invited to witness the archive
On Sunday, as the Olympic Games reached their London finale, a procession through St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff transported the plane's black box recorder to its permanent home there
The project's organisers say the recorder will form part of a folk archive, representing the uniqueness of Wales in 2012. Everyone who contributed to the programme of events over the last three weeks was invited to engrave their name on the black box
The moving art space was originally discovered and transformed from the wreck of an abandoned plane by Spanish sculptor Eduardo Cajal, and it is now returning home to Spain