Brian Duggan, I leave to the various futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths, 2012. Wood, lights, cable, pipe, fittings, cable ties, glue, projector, 5 DVDs, 2 televisions, 2 mini-screens, and sound, dimensions variable.

Brian Duggan


RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Center

A simplified, skinless, and scaled-down model of a zeppelin hovered in the upper register of RUA RED’S voluminous exhibition space. Confronted by enshrouding darkness and strains of sinister music, most viewers failed to notice its presence. Busy studying the walls of a maze that occluded vision and delimited movement, they found that they had to choose from four points of entry. Whereas two paths led directly into the maze, the other routes seemed to trace its periphery. Yellowy-green bulbs mounted atop the walls of the makeshift labyrinth provided the only illumination. Their hue and weak glow only enhanced the eerie character of the music. But uncertainty soon dissipated, as exploration ultimately turned into a voyage of discovery laced with astonishing vistas and deadly conclusions. …see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.