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Prototype I: Quantum Leaps in Trans Semiotics through Psycho-Analytical Snail Serum.
3 screen installation, 4K film/CGI, 2.1 sound. 2017. 36 minutes.
Original Music by Armin Lorenz Gerold.
Prototype I focuses on female-to-male gender transition and its intra-relational proximity to bodies, drives and the virtual and symbolic, real and imaginary orders – both with and without the ‘boundaries’ of the human.
Observing three protagonists in sessions with a psychoanalyst played by the legendary queer artist Hans Scheirl, the analysis meanders through a dreamworld of symbols, giving voice to transgender embodiments.
O’Malley is the recipient of several awards, including The Berlin Art Prize, Berlin Senat, Arts Council of Ireland, Kunstfonds Stiftung and The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art. Recent exhibitions and screenings: Stadium Gallery, Berlin; Rencontres Internationales, Paris; BPA Videoart at Midnight, Berlin; Mumok Kino Vienna; The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; Kunst Werke, Berlin; Nordenhake Gallery Mexico City and Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.
Opening Drinks Reception: Tue 12 Nov, 17.00. Q&A with the artist directly after the first screening at 18.00.