TALK TO ME
If There is a Paradise
Untitled Walk #1
cats sleep anywhere
CAKE CAKE CAKE
Todo El Mundo Es Kitsch
It Began To Rain
And I Thought Rex, Rex, Rex
The Grape Eaters
Any of You Guys Know How to Madison
TALK TO MEDecember 9, 2017The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY.TALK TO ME, by Brian O'Mahoney, is a new performance work that explores anxieties around communication by establishing new languages based on image and gesture. Nonsensically but seriously investigating interpersonal relations, TALK TO ME is a romp through new and absurd physical dialects. Constantly finding more elaborate and obtuse ways to communicate, O’Mahoney seeks to interrogate the source of our collective anxiety around communication.photo © Lindsay Morris
If There is a ParadiseMay 23 & 24, 2017.Shown as a part of Living Altar by Kaimera Productions. The Little Theater at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Queens, NY. If There is a Paradise is a solo work centered on exploring catharsis post-grief. The goal of the work is to celebrate life, allowing the grief to pass and welcoming joy in. Balloons, dancing, and melodrama are tools to combat the seriousness of death and daily life, a manic moment to combat a depressive episode.photo © Jonathan Camuzeaux
A DirgeOctober 23, 2016Curated by Matt Gosser for the opening of the exhibition "Queen of Angels: When A Church Dies" as a part of the Newark OpenDoors Arts Festival.A funeral march for a piece of a destroyed church.photo © John Mitrano (techdesigno.com)
Untitled Walk #1October 8, 2016A three hour slow-motion walk through "Red Tape Labyrinth" by Christina Stahr for the 2016 Art In Odd Places RACE Festival.photo © Christina Stahr.christinastahr.comrace.artinoddplaces.org
cats sleep anywhereJuly 30, 2016Curated by Robert Wilson and Noah Khoshbin for "FADA: House of Madness", the Annual Watermill Center Summer Gala and Auction, at The Watermill Center, in Water Mill, NY.Performed by Brian O'Mahoney, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, and Aurelien Dougé.Special thanks to Annick Lavallée-Benny, Elisa Ghysels, and Filippo Moretti for the construction & design.cats sleep anywhere is an attempt at finding a moment of rest. The performers sleep, roll around, and try to get comfortable, no matter their locale.photo © Julian Mommert
hed'da lettuceFebruary 18, 2016produced by Chelsea Moroski, Pip Poodlez, and Emily Podhorcer for "comedy manifestshow, episode 2 : one more hour", in New Brunswick, NJ. performed with Casey Chartier Vignapiano.read an eyewitness account of the work here : "Performance Anxiety" by Rachel Abrams.
pb&j operaDecember 10, 2015produced by Chelsea Moroski and Emily Podhorcer for "comedy manifestshow, episode 0 : a new wave", in New Brunswick, NJ. performed with Casey Chartier Vignapiano.We aimed to draw an eye to the anxieties and stresses of daily life, and the absurdities of having anxiety about the most mundane of things, such as preparing lunch. We fed the audience the sandwiches post-performance.
CAKE CAKE CAKEAugust 9, 2015curated by Robert Wilson and Noah Khoshbin for "Discover Watermill Day"at The Watermill Center. Water Mill, NY.I’ve become sort of obsessed with the idea of birthdays and the disappointment in them. Birthdays no longer hold the magic they held when we were children, and now are essentially just another day of the year. I created the image of a child at a birthday party no one showed up to. The importance of the date lost on everyone else, the child (myself) eats the cake by himself: enjoying the solitude of having an entire cake to oneself, while also grieving the loneliness.photo © Kristian Kruuser
Todo El Mundo Es Kitsch July 25, 2015Curated by Robert Wilson for the "Circus of Stillness: The Power Over Wild Beasts" Benefit Gala at the Watermill Center, Water Mill, Long Island.In a collaboration with Robert Wilson, I crafted a creature: part missing link, part bird, part kitsch. Inspired by the club-kid culture and sytle, as well as the music of Marc Ribot & Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (the title coming from one of their songs), the resulting creature performed in a manner where everything in the world was bliss; lounging on a bench, crouching on the bench and posing for pictures with guests, just enjoying the meaningless of itself.Photo courtesy Jared Siskin © Patrick McMullan
POOL BOYJuly 17, 2015Curated by Noah Koshbin for a private event in Southampton.POOL BOY was performed by Walter Hanna.A moment of relaxation.photo © Julian Mommert
It Began To RainNovember 13 & 14, 2014Shown as a part of “For The Late Nite People”, a short play & performance festival. Bradley Hall Theater, Rutgers-Newark. Newark, NJ.I attempt to receive new life through continuous baptism. I attempt to kill my old self through repeated drowning.photo © Joe Leach
And I Thought Rex, Rex, Rex2014Puckering lips. Chomping teeth. The anus.exhibited at RADICALS #1 by Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam, curated by Mette Sterre. Rotterdam, Netherlands. 2015.
ba(LOON)August 10, 2014.Curated by Robert Wilson and Noah Khoshbin for “Discover Watermill Day” at The Watermill Center. Water Mill, Long Island, NY. performed by Cassandra Scanlon.Balloons float around the body, dancing according to the wearers movements. The costume is a celebration of movement, silliness, and stupid joy.photo © Nina Chalot
bahamutJuly 26, 2014Curated by Robert Wilson for the “1000 Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade” Benefit Gala at The Watermill Center. Water Mill, Long Island, NY. 2.5hr duration.bahamut is a meditative piece on the pressures of depression. The performance is a dance with the weight of the large ball, which is filled partially with water. I slowly grab and claw at the ball, attempting to pull myself out from underneath.photo © Jake Jeon
The Grape Eaters
Any of You Guys Know How to Madison2014.pixels dancing & deteriorating.
BrushFall 2013Bradley Hall, Rutgers-Newark. Newark, NJ.Exploring both a chaotic energy, and the idea that mental disorders pervert and disrupt daily routines, I brushed my teeth and gums until they began to bleed.photo © Rebecca Jean Cortes
panAugust 11, 2013.Curated by Robert Wilson for "Discover Watermill Day" at The Watermill Center. Water Mill, NY. Costume made in collaboration with Tereza Kopecka and Sung-Ah Han.photo © Lovis Ostenrik
SCRATCHESFall 2012Middlesex County College. Edison, NJ.The piece explored how we punish ourselves for things we had no control over, but perceive that we did.video still from documentation by Shannon Ogden.
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