INFORMATION
    Mel O’Callaghan b. 1975 Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Sydney and Paris.





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︎︎︎ Galerie Allen
︎︎︎ Cassandra Bird Gallery





UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

undo the day, NAS Galleries, Sydney
opens 14 June until 3 August, 2024












ALL THE WORLD BEGAN WITH A YES

Single-channel HD video, 16:9 with sound

15 minutes


2024

‘LIVE ECHO’,
CASSANDRA BIRD GALLERY, SYDNEY



GLASS MASKS


Slumped glass

Variable dimensions


2024

‘LIVE ECHO’,
CASSANDRA BIRD GALLERY, SYDNEY



MY HEART BENEATH THE EARTH

Acrylic paint, azurite, copper, hematite, malachite, phosphorescence, silver, titanium, vermillion, zeolite on wall

300 x 420cm

2024

‘LIVE ECHO’,
CASSANDRA BIRD GALLERY, SYDNEY



PAINTINGS

Acrylic and enamel paint on glass, bronze, cinnabar vermillion, copper, gold,  malachite, phosphorescence, silver


2024

‘LIVE ECHO’,
CASSANDRA BIRD GALLERY, SYDNEY





THE SOURCE

Two-channel 8k colour video, 9:16, with sound

11 minutes 1 second
2023

‘THE BRIGHTSIDE OF THE DESERT MOON’,
NOOR RIYADH FESTIVAL, SAUDI ARABIA


RESPIRE, RESPIRE

Breath performance with dielectric glass

20 minutes
2023

‘UN LAC INCONNU’,
BALLY FOUNDATION, LUGANO



MY HEART BENEATH THE EARTH

Acrylic paint, titanium, hematite, silver, zeolite, phosphorescence, bronze, and ochre on wall

Variable dimensions
2023 

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY



FIRST SOUND, LAST SOUND

Two steel tuning forks, wooden platform, resonance chamber, with performers in white costume

20 minutes
2023

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY




THE SOURCE

Two-channel 8k colour video, 9:16, with sound

11 minutes 1 second
2023

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY



PAINTINGS 

Acrylic paint on glass, titanium, phosphorescence, bronze, silver, ink

2023

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY





PULSE OF THE PLANET

Six glass tuning forks, audio recording

2 minutes 9 seconds

2023

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY





VIDEO WORKS 2004-19

THE FALL
TO THE END
EVER TRIED, EVER FAILED
CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

2023

‘PULSE OF THE PLANET’, ESKER FOUNDATION, CALGARY



THE SOURCE

Two-channel 8k colour video, 9:16, with sound

11 minutes 1 second

2023




MY HEART BENEATH THE EARTH

Acrylic paint, silver, bronze copper, ochre and myrrh on wall

Variable dimensions
2023

‘ZONE DE CONTACT’,
POUSH, PARIS





TO HEAR WITH MY EYES

Bowl, water, 103cm, diameter 180cm
2023

‘ZONES DE CONTACT’,
POUSH, PARIS




2022-2023

‘SEEING THE INVISIBLE’, THE JERUSALEM BOTANICAL GARDENS



2022

‘SLIME OF TIME’, GALERIE ALLEN, PARIS






CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance





2022

SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART, ADELAIDE



DANGEROUS-ON-THE-WAY, 2017

Two-channel HD video 32:9 with sound

32 minutes 5 seconds
2022

SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART, ADELAIDE



FIRST SOUND, LAST SOUND

Two steel tuning forks, wooden platform, resonance chamber, with performers in white costume

20 minutes
2022

‘ALL IS LIFE’, CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY





ALL IS LIFE

Two-channel HD colour video, 32:9 with 7.1 surround sound

18 minutes 30 seconds
2022

‘ALL IS LIFE’, CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY




CALL AND RESPONSE

Mural across two walls in black and white acrylic paint

26.2m x 5.4m
2022

‘ALL IS LIFE’, CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY




ORE OF CYPRUS

dimensions variable

2022

‘ORE OF CYPRUS’, KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT, SYDNEY




ENSEMBLE, 2013

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2021-22

‘UN-LEARNING’, SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART (SEMA), SEOUL





CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance
2021

‘CENTRE OF THE CENTRE’, MUSEUMS & GALLERIES NSW


PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCORE

Breathwork performance with brass sculptures and vinyl floor graphic

20 minutes

2021

NUIT BLANCHE, PARIS



SEA MOUNT

Single channel 4K colour video, 16:9, with sound, 1 hour 28 minutes
2020



CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance
2020

‘CENTRE OF THE CENTRE’, UQ ART MUSEUM, BRISBANE




CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Three-channel HD colour video, 48:9, 5.1 surround sound

20 minutes


2019


CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance
2019

‘CENTRE OF THE CENTRE’, LE CONFORT MODERNE, POITIERS





CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance
2019

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN (MCAD), MANILA


PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCORE

Breathwork performance with brass sculptures and vinyl floor graphic

20 minutes
2019

YO-CHANG ART MUSEUM, TAIPEI




CENTRE OF THE CENTRE

Video installation and performance
2019

‘CENTRE OF THE CENTRE’, ARTSPACE, SYDNEY




PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCORE

Breathwork performance with brass sculptures and vinyl floor graphic

20 minutes
2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY, CARRIAGEWORKS SYDNEY




ENSEMBLE

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2017-18

NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA (NGV), MELBOURNE



TO HEAR WITH MY EYES

Installation and performance
2017

DANGEROUS ON-THE-WAY’, PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS





DANGEROUS ON-THE-WAY

Two-channel HD video 32:9 with sound

32 minutes 5 seconds





2017

DANGEROUS ON-THE-WAY’, PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS





2017

‘L’ACTE GRATUIT’, KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT, SYDNEY




PARADE

Installation and performance

steel, wood, rope, dimensions variable

12 hours
2017

NUIT BLANCHE,
PARIS 



EN MASSE

Acrylic paint on glass

Dimensions variable
2017

‘EN MASSE’, GALERIE ALLEN, PARIS




DANGEROUS ON-THE-WAY

Two-channel HD video 32:9 with sound, 32 minutes 5 seconds
2017




PARADE

Installation and performance

steel, wood, rope, dimensions variable

12 hours
2017

GILLMAN BARRACKS, SINGAPORE




ENSEMBLE

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2016

CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS




ENSEMBLE

Performance

10 minutes
2016

MUSEU SERRALVES, PORTO, PORTUGAL



PARADE

Installation and performance

steel, wood, rope, dimensions variable

12 hours
2016

PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS




ENSEMBLE

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2016

CENTRE POMPIDOU, MALAGA




ENSEMBLE

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2015

INSTITUT D’ART CONTEMPORAIN DE VILLEURBANNE (IAC), LYON



L’ACTE GRATUIT

Single-channel HD colour video, 9:16, stereo sound

29 minutes 50 seconds
2014 



PARADE

Installation and performance

steel, wood, rope, dimensions variable

12 hours
2014

19TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 



ENSEMBLE

Two-channel colour video 32:9 without sound

7 minutes 15 seconds
2013



ENDGAME

Single-channel HD colour video,16:9, stereo sound

2 minutes 54 seconds
2012





CHOP

16mm colour film, stereo sound

7 minutes 13 seconds
2010






MOVE

16mm colour film, stereo sound

9 minutes 13 seconds
2010






EVER TRIED, EVER FAILED

Single-channel digital video, 16:9, stereo sound

11 minutes 30 seconds
2009




CAPTURING TREES

Single-channel digital video, 16:9, stereo sound

7 minutes 25 seconds
2008







TO THE END

Digital video 16:9 with sound

Time indefinite
2007

MUSEU NOGUEIRA DA SILVA, BRAGA

 



TO THE END

Digital video 16:9 with sound

Time indefinite
2007








SOMEWHERE

Single-channel Digital video, 16:9, stereo sound

3 minutes 19 seconds
2005




THE FALL

Single-channel, digital video, 4:3, stereo sound

4 minutes 8 seconds



2004