The Ruin of Bob is a poetic reflection on domesticity. Super 8 film montage of a suburban Dublin home is linked together by a story about habitat, boundaries and the dangers of complacency. In 1837 a native robin red breast risked his life and the lives of his bird family to take sanctuary in a potting shed in the public garden. There are many rewards to nesting in this busy space, not least the attention and admiration of humans. But as this bird relaxes into his domestic bliss he neglects to see danger leading to his downfall.