BPA at Gropius Studios
Doireann O’Malley has been using their studio space at the Gropius Bau to lead workshop-based research for an ongoing virtual reality and performance project: Hyperbodies in Hyperspace.
Together with the performers Juan-Carlos Cuadrado, Mathea Magdalena, Cian McConn, Elena Schmidt and Sarah Seini, Doireann O’Malley expands on experiments with collaborative methodologies such as schizoanalysis while introducing movement and therapeutic workshops in order to build characters, content and dramaturgy.
Hyperbodies in Hyperspace builds an alternative narrative structure based on the premise that the digital has become an extension of our memory and experience. O’Malley’s VR piece New Maps of Hyperspace_Test_01 (2020) foregrounds much of this narrative and serves as a technological prop that the performers interact with as part of the performance.
This research-led mixed media performance installation has been made possible with the generous support of the BPA, the Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung, the Irish Arts Council and FSAS Facebook New Technology Award and will premiere in 2021. Find more information here.
Doireann O‘Malley is an Irish artist living and working in Berlin. They received their MFA in 2005 from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. O‘Malley has been awarded the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artists Award in 2017 and the Berlin Art Prize in 2018.