Brian O’Mahoney (b.1993) is a New Jersey based artist using performance, video, and humor to explore the absurdities of his personal, and our collective, anxieties. He produces work using readily available and everyday materials, mirroring how anxieties infect daily life. He has shown work at The Watermill Center (NY), Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands) The Hub Of New Music & Arts (Newark, NJ), and at comedy manifestshow (New Brunswick, NJ). Brian has been in residency during The International Summer Program at The Watermill Center from 2013-2016. While there, Brian worked with artists such as Robert Wilson, Dimitris Papaioannou, Marianna Kavallieratos, and Dorian Silec Petek, amongst others. Outside of the Watermill Center, he has worked with directors Mei Ann Teo, Jess K. Smith, Maria Aladren, storyteller Wes K. Andrews, and designer Andrey Bartenev. He holds bachelor degrees in Communications Media and Theatre Arts from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
TALK TO ME, by Brian O’Mahoney, 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.