Prototypes
Online Screening
and Artist Talk + Q&A with
Doireann O’Malley

Prototypes
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Streaming Online

Artist Talk 
RESCHEDULED | Saturday, May 16

Related Exhibition

Doireann O’Malley: New Maps of Hyperspace_Test_01 
April 9 – May 23, 2020
Streaming online

In the spirit of resilience, creativity, and community building in this time of social distancing, Urban Video Project is pleased to offer exclusive access to free online content.


RESCHEDULED: Saturday, May 16 | Artist’s Talk 


Doireann O’Malley will give a talk about their practice with a focus on the Prototypes trilogy, which will be available to view using the link at the top of this page starting Saturday, May 16!

To see the single channel feature-length version of Prototype 1 and 2, Urban Video Project invites you to enjoy an encore screening of their feature film, Prototypes, available by clicking on the link at the top of this page.


Prototypes Screening


*An encore screening of Prototypes is currently available for viewing through the button above.

From Saturday, April 18 at midnight and stay live until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59pm, UVP will share virtual access to Doireann O’Malley’s Prototypes, a feature film that combines elements of O’Malley’s multichannel works,Prototype I: Quantum Leaps in Trans Semiotics through Psycho-Analytical Snail Serum and Prototype ll: The Institute on UVP’s platform. 

O’Malley’s Prototypes series interrogates trans semiotics through psychoanalytic practices, speculative technologies, and live-action role-playing, addressing wider philosophical concerns relating to biology, gender embodiment, sexuality, utopianism, and biomolecular advancement in human evolution. 

O’Malley says of their work, “The destabilization of the gender binary is a threat to the construction of western dualistic philosophical binary systems and is at play to deconstruct much more than simply gender. I think it’s problematic to speak about what it means to be transgender as it is obviously a subjective and individual experience for people. I am interested in exploring this occurrence of unstable or shifting genders.”


Related Exhibition


These events are held in conjunction with the exhibition Doireann O’Malley: New Maps of Hyperspace_Test_01, which was commissioned by Light Work for UVP to be the first exhibition making use of UVP 360, which will allow members of the public to control the projection using their phones.

Please note that Urban Video Project has temporarily moved all programs online. We have suspended our outdoor architectural projection site at the Everson Museum and all in-person events until further notice as part of our commitment to helping flatten the COVID-19 curve.