Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Im Dresdner Bauseminar spricht
University of applied Sciences Dresden
HTW - Dresden, Fr. - List - Platz 1, 01069 Dresden
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Ruairi O'Brien presents his latest sculpture "8 windows and 9 doors in light" dedicated to the 20 year anniversary of the "Peaceful revolution"
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Ruairí O'Brien's Exhibition architecture to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the "Peaceful revolution 1989" in Eastern Europe opens in Dresden
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Erfurt, September 2009.
veröffentlicht: 10.09.2009 AKT
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Leipzig "89" Sculpture from Ruairí O'Brien opened to the public as part of the City light festival 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
WETTBEWERB ZUR AUSARBEITUNG EINER STÄDTEBAULICHARCHITEKTONISCHENNUTZUNGS
EUROPÄISCHE ZENTRUM FÜR BILDUNG UND KULTUR ZGORZELEC/GOERLITZ MEETINGPOINT MUSIC MESSIAEN
der 1. Preis zuerkannt worden.
in der Gmina Zgorzelec, ul. Kościuszki 70, ZGORZELEC
Saturday, June 27, 2009
FIRST PRIZE-Ruairí O'Brien-Competition for a European Cultural and Educational centre "Meeting Point Music Messiaen" in Zgorzelec, Poland
"MEETING POINT MESSIAEN"
in Zgorzelec, Poland
Ruairí O'Brien, 25. june. 2009 Dresden.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
10 Elements of Exhibition architecture-O'Brien '09
The graphic published here is a working method I have developed to create contemporary exhibitions, in my lecture I went into more detail regarding each word and its function in relation to the other elements mentioned.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday the 14th of June.
We organised a fundraising event for our "Kästnermobil" a mobile exhibition system designed by Ruairí O'Brien to bring the famous German autor to the schools.
The project is in co-operation with the Erich kästner museum in Dresden and the erich Kästner society based in Munich. A further partner is the Deutsche Werkstäaten in Hellerau, Dresden.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Ruairí O'Brien has been invited by the city of Leipzig to take part in their lighting festival to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the „peaceful revolution“ which occurred in 1989 in East Germany. Above is a city plan with a list of the artists taking part and showing where the works can be experienced. Ruairí O'Brien'swork which is a combination of communication architecture and light art will be installed in the “Hansa” house, a famous heritage building situated next to the “Nikolaikkirche”, the church where the famous “Monday demonstrations” began. The installation or "information sculpture" is a personal statement about communication and the moment "89". It will also provide an exhibition platform about the history of the "Monday demonstrations" and information about the other particpants, supporters and fellow artists taking part in the festival program. It is due to be opened the beginning of August so that visitors to the city and local citizens can begin to focus on the events to come.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
On a 70-hectare site in the middle of the Johannstadt residential area, the Johannstadt Prefabricated Concrete Slab Factory produced concrete slabs for socialist housing construction projects from 1958 until it was shut down in 1990. The factory in Dresden was particularly important, as it was one of the first prefabricated slab factories in the GDR. The ruins of the city destroyed by bombing were not transported away, they were recycled for reconstruction. The bricks were ground to chippings, mixed with cement and subsequently pressed to form stone blocks and slabs. In my opinion the prefabricated concrete housing is just as much a part of Dresden's identity as the Frauenkirche or the Semper Opera House. With my concept for Germany's first concrete slab construction museum and with the support of a small group of local residents who called themselves the IG Platte it was possible to negotiate with the city over the interim use of the site and we were granted a strip of land 15 meters wide and 100 meters long at the edge of the former factory grounds to work on. The remainder of the grounds, having been unused for eleven years, was cleared for demolition under pressure from an association of neighbouring residents. During the demolition work I worked with the IG platte to save what fragments we thought would be need to tell the story of the site: the old, now renovated porter’s lodge, an original street lamp from the factory, the old gravel silo and approximately 50 tonnes of building materials - brick chippings, steel frames, welded wire mesh, a concrete bathroom cell, colored tiles, mosaic elements, external wall slabs and moulded concrete blocks and panels. "