THE PURSUIT (work in progress)
THE PURSUIT is an excavation of happy moments in the artist’s life, reducing them down to simple action of spinning, repeated at length to produce as much "happiness" in the body as possible.
Performing this action over and over again with almost manic enthusiasm, O’Mahoney aims to highlight the absurd lengths people go through to be happy, and how they can actually be self destructive.
Developed in part during PARL (Performance art Research Ljubljana)’s inaugural residency program, 2019.
September 10, 2019. PARL - Performance art Research Ljubljana WORK IN PROGRESS PRESENTATION. The Old Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.parl.si
photos © Neža Ternik