and suddenly there was something where there used to be nothing
desperate optimists (Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor)
and suddenly there was something where there used to be nothing comprised six panels, designed by ImageNow, proposing fantastical solutions for the development of an empty site, know as 'the Carlton site', on O'Connell Street, based on news stories and reports in the media in the six months prior to the delivery of the project. These panels were manufactured for installation on the hoardings at the site. At the eleventh hour the private owners withdrew their permission; the site was the subject of a compulsory purchase order by the Council that day. After a time in storage the panels were relocated to the City Archives by the DCC Arts Office Public Art Manager in 2010. Co-curated with Fiach MacConghail, Brother Arts. Produced by Brother Arts for commissioners Dublin City Council, Arts Office, 2001.