At the intersections of light, space and interaction :: art, design and architecture

Ruairi Glynn


Ruairi Glynn is an artist who builds interactive kinetic installations that reveal the primacy of movement above and beyond colour, form and texture in human visual perception. His work draws on a rich heritage of cybernetics, puppetry, dance and architecture to achieve this.

He has exhibited his work internationally, most recently at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the National Art Museum Beijing, Seoul’s Olympic Museum of Art, Sao Paulo’s Itau Cultural, Beall Center Los Angeles, the Madrid Art Fair, the Kunsthaus Graz and London Design Festival.

In August 2012 he exhibited his largest and most ambitious art work to date titled “Fearful Symmetry” at the Tate Modern in London. An architectural scale interactive installation that brought robotics, sound, and light together with techniques borrowed from puppetry to animate the newly opened Tanks Gallery.

Ruairi’s participation in LUX has been facilitated by kind support from the British Council – New Zealand.