David Dunne Ireland
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David Dunne’s work manifests in the interconnection between art, nature, science and technology. Dunne’s practice embraces Video, Audio, Live Art, Installation, Sculpture.

David Dunne’s work manifests in the interconnection between art, nature, science and technology. Dunne’s practice embraces Video, Audio, Installation, Sculpture and Photography. His work has been influenced by the Arte Povera movement in making site-specific interventions evolving from ideas of entropy, working with the notion of chaos, collapse and transformation. Working with steel, wood, foam and low–tech archival electrical elements, this exchange of materials informs an intuitive response to particular archaic industrial situations and natural site-specific environments. In the retrieval of obsolescence he is interested in taking risks with a range of materials and interactions that can render new values.

In his recent work he has developed a series of installations that challenge non-traditional spaces through intervention and participant interaction. This physical participation offers the visitor to comprehend his or her own vulnerability within the context of the action, the awareness potential of their own bodies (Körpergefühi’) places the visitor rather than the art object centre stage.


Antenna-transmitter, Steel fencing , raw sheep wool & LED lighting, 2017


Die Wende, Timber and elctrical elements, 2017


Field-antenna, Galvanised steel, electrical cable and bees wax., 2017


Chemnitz-nest, Steel, thorn and electrical element, 2017, €2500


Inflation, Steel and Coal, 2017, €3000


Refuge, Steel, Straw, Clay, Brambles, Wool, Plastic, & Electrical elements, 2017, €1800


Unique form of an electrical charge in space, Ceramic & copper wire, 2016


Lidice to Kosovo , Cast Brozne and Timber, 1998, €2000

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Direct Provision, Galvanised steel and timber, 2019, €3000

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Projects and exhibitions



17/03/2019 — 28/04/2019

The departure point of this installation based on the word trans ˈfeːr | tran(t)s-ˈfər. is to explore the notion of “transfer “ within social structures and power relationships between people between nation states, borders, land and occupation in a regional and geographical global context.

WerkStadt Arts Union Berlin- Neukölln, Berlin- Neukölln Details

Begehubgen No 14-Institut Potemkin

24/08/2017 — 27/08/2017

Begehungen No 14 edition is an annual arts and culture festival in Chemnitz, Germany. Open Call. Begehungen meaning (walkthrough) every year a different site is chosen in Chemnitz to hold the exhibition. I was selected as artist in residence with 3 other artists from Austria, Spain and Mexico. 23 international artists and collectives...

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Kulturplast , Rabinstein, Chemnitz,, Chemnitz, Germany. Details

Refuge Power-Debility

28/01/2017 — 28/02/2017

Solo exhibition Titled: Refuge Open Call, Power-Debility, Exhibition cycle of selected artists Berlin-Neukoln 2016-17 Curators: Jule Böttner & Jason Benedict kunst@werkstadt-berlin.com Catalogue essay by Jule Böttner in German and English. Refuge addressed the issues of refugee flight, migration and a place other than one’s...

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Werkstadt Arts Union, Berlin-Neukoln, Berlin-Neukoln , Germany. Details

Systema naturae

28/05/2016 — 19/06/2016

This solo exhibition at the Maskinhallen, Not Quite Arts Centre & Studios, a former paper mill included work in Video, Installation, Sculpture and Print, based on the writings of Carl Linnaeus that reflect separate observations on natural selection and the architecture of the human condition. www.notquite.se

Maskinhallen, Not Quite, Bruket, Fengerfors, Sweden. Details

Ev+a International A SENSE OF PLACE 2007

30/03/2007 — 24/06/2007

Curator: Klaus Ottmann Germany / USA Open ev+a 2007 presented 32 artists, of which 18 of Irish decent. The remaining 14 artists were from United Kingdom, continental Europe. Canada and the USA e.g. Artists: Antony McCall, Jasper Just, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Aura Rosenberg The exhibition was held in the city of Limerick, utilizing...

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Limerick City Gallery., Limerick , Ireland. Details
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