Dean Ruck - Succurro Site Responsive Residency 2022
Dean Ruck on responding to the Succurro site, being a mark maker, repurposing materials and working in nature.
ABC13 Hidden Houston: A Little Red Button
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Over Buffalo Bayou and under the Preston St. bridge, a civic art installation can give those who dare to push it quite the surprise. Its red button isn't advertised, but it asks visitors to follow their impulses and find out for themselves. The button was installed in 1998 by artist Dean Ruck as part of his "Big Bubble" project for Sesquicentennial Park.
30 second video of Big Bubble
Havel Ruck Projects Video
Hope Stone Dance - Honey, I'm Home
Hope Stone Dance (HSD) presents Honey, I’m Home November 4, 2018, a site-specific performance inspired by Ripple, an immersive sculpture created on the grounds of Cherryhurst House, a bungalow in Montrose, by recent artist in residence Havel Ruck Projects.
Tobe Nwigwe | I'M DOPE. (The Originals)
Houston's own Tobe Nwigwe video I"M DOPE recorded in Havel Ruck Projects "Open House" 2018.
Artery Media Project - Three Projects: Sharp, Ripple and Open House
A Mark Larson creation on the inventive collaboration of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, with a look back at 'O' House--where it all started with artist Kate Petley, and a behind the scenes glimpses into three recent house projects: Sharp, Ripple and Open House. Dan and Dean discuss the creative process for engaging people in immersive art experiences.
Houston Public Media - Arts InSight: "Ripple" by Havel Ruck Projects
Artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck talk about their latest creation, "Ripple," a 1,300-square-foot house that's been transformed into an immersive art installation at Cherryhurst House in the Montrose area. May 3, 2018
Glasstire's Video Tour of Ripple, 2018
In 2018, the artist duo Havel Ruck Projects (Dan Havel and Dean Ruck), remade a Houston house into a series of ripples. Ripple was on view from February 23, 2018 through May 19, 2019.
Artery Media Project - Art League Houston 2014 Artists of the Year, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck: "Three Houses"
A Mark Larson creation on the gallery installation by Havel Ruck Projects for their Texas Artists of the Year exhibition. Featuring Jennie Ash, Art League Houston Executive Director.
Fifth Ward Jam - Havel Ruck Projects
A documentary of Havel Ruck Projects' "Fifth Ward Jam", a performative sculpture in Houston's 5th Ward. Video produced by Mark Larsen and Artery Media Projects. www.arteryhouston.org
Fifth Ward Jam was originally commissioned as temporary public art sculpture for Fifth Ward Houston in 2011. The performative sculpture and park opened to the public in Oct. 2011, with a celebration of the musical history of the Fifth Ward. Havel Ruck Projects are known for their sculptural interventions of architecture in the creation of sanctioned and non-sanctioned public art and installations. The Jam is so loved, it is still standing and hosting musicians and Fifth Ward CRC is planning to create a permanent stage in the spirit of the Jam.
This project was sponsored by the City of Houston through a Houston Arts Alliance Artist Neighborhood Grant and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation.
Artery Media Project - Inversion at Art League Houston
A Mark Larson creation on the the Havel Ruck house project--Inversion, that captivated a city and drew thousands and thousands of visitors from Houston and beyond. Dan and Dean talk about impermanence and the indelible mark of temporary art.
Havel Ruck Projects Webpage
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Photography by Chuy Benitez
Havel Ruck Projects "Give and Take"
CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency
Art is All Around Us, Houston PBS
Downtown Houston is a treasure trove of civic art, both well-known and obscure. Now, Houstonians have a chance to find out more about some of these hidden gems, through "Art Is All Around Us -- Downtown" on HoustonPBS.