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





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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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










CENTRE OF THE CENTRE, 2019


Respire, Respire, 2019, breath performance with dielectric glass, 20 minutes


Photo: Maculangan & the artist



MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND DESIGN (MCAD), MANILA

SEPT 5 - DEC 1, 2019

Co-comissioned by Artspace, Sydney; UQ Art Museum, Brisbane; & Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers





Respire, Respire is a series of works based on a choreography of breathing, sculptures and performances. These were drawn from the protocols for breathing developed in collaboration with Sabine Rittner, Associate Researcher and Music Psychotherapist, Institute for Medical Psychology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. By breathing faster and deeper, performers gradually attain altered states of consciousness ranging from meditative, ecstatic and even to hallucinatory. In the choreography that joins the performers and the sculptures, the artist accentuates the necessary human and non-human balance responsible for maintaining and regenerating life on Earth.



Centre of the Centre, 2019, three-channel HD colour video, 48:9, 5.1 surround sound, 20 minutes



Performance developed with Sabine Rittner, Associate Researcher, Institute ofMedical Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Musician Teresa Barrozo
Research & Production with Alexandra Pedley
The development and presentation of Respire, Respire is supported by the Fondation des Artistes; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body