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Erin O'Neill

Reliquary for a Dictionary

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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A shifting surface (the floor acts as a see-saw) and the presentation of dictionary definitions contrasts with the more indeterminate and personal meanings to be found in the adjacent imagery.

Curated by Graham Shearing

When

2006

About The Artist

Erin O'Neill received his BFA from the University of North Texas and a Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently the technical coordinator for GPAC’s Art on the Walls exhibition program. Always learning and applying new skills as a technical advisor, artist assistant, preparator, conservation technician, and registrar, O'Neill has worked with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Mellon University’s Studio for Creative Inquiry, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Lombard Freid Gallery - New York, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.

A shifting surface (the floor acts as a see-saw) and the presentation of dictionary definitions contrasts with the more indeterminate and personal meanings to be found in the adjacent imagery.

Curated by Graham Shearing

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