Adaptation after Metalogue (Part 1), 2012 by Boru O’Brien O’Connell

Boru O’Brien O’Connell
Adaptation after Metalogue (Part 1), 2012
Single-channel video with sound, 4:50 min loop
Edition of 4 with 2 artist proofs
Published by Triple Canopy
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Triple Canopy commissioned Brooklyn-based artist Boru O’Brien O’Connell to create a new video based on the “Metalogues” of English anthropologist and linguist Gregory Bateson, featuring disjointed conversations between a father and daughter—thought exercises in which the dialectical structure of the exchange echoes the subject matter.

Boru O’Brien O’Connell is an artist based in Brooklyn. His work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at LaMontagne Gallery (Boston) and group exhibitions at Marc Jancou Gallery (New York), Invisible Exports (New York), Soloway Gallery (Brooklyn), and Night Gallery (Los Angeles). He is currently working on a multichannel film installation with performance artist Miguel Gutierrez entitled And Lose the Name of Action, to debut at the Walker Arts Center and BAM in late 2012. O’Brien O’Connell’s work has been featured in Triple Canopy, Bidoun, Vice, and Blind Spot, among other publications. He is a 2011 graduate of the Bard College MFA program. “State Changes,” an interactive video project by O’Brien O’Connell, was published in the twelfth issue of Triple Canopy.

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