Prototypes by Doireann O'Malley is a multi-screen film installation, a series of dreamscapes interrogating trans* semiotics through psychoanalytic practices, speculative technologies, and live action role-playing. O'Malley's work references scientific and medical investigations into the human psyche that address wider philosophical concerns relating to biology, gender embodiment, sexuality, utopianism, and biomolecular advancement in human evolution.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, in 2018.
Born 1981 in Ireland, Doireann O'Malley lives and works in Berlin. Her work navigates through a variety of mediums: assembling films, writing fragmented word compositions and collecting images are the central methodologies within her practice. Reflections on the private spheres of experience are composed with a subtly political, poetical form. Absurdity, fantasy and dreams inform her constellations.