Doireann O'Malley, Prototypes I & II at SQIFF 2020

Part of Collaborations

5 — 18 October 2020


Doireann O'Malley, Prototypes I & II, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

LUX Scotland is delighted to present Doireann O’Malley’s 2018 film, Prototypes I & II, as part of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) 2020.

Doireann O’Malley’s most recent body of work is a trilogy titled Prototypes I, II and III which explore gender and its manifestations in a post-speculative mind/​body assemblage of scenes, set within the modernist Interbau housing development in the Hansaviertel area of Berlin. It explores new perspectives on trans identity through the lens of a post psychoanalytic, schizo-analytic methodology, entangling rhizomatic forms of thought, systems theory, consciousness, machine learning and quantum transformation.


Introduction by Doireann O Malley

Doireann O’Malley, Prototypes I & II, 2018, 104 mins.

Post screening recorded Q&A with Doireann O Malley and David Upton, Public Programme Manager at LUX Scotland.

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The film has English and German audio with English language captions.

Content notes: discussion of transphobia, psychosis, violence, and sex; depiction of nudity.

Doireann O’Malley

Doireann O’Malley’s multidisciplinary, research-led practice encompasses video, VR and performance. Their works stage an immersive, world-building that captures new modes of subjectivity beyond the narrow gender binaries and rigid role models that have been inherited from a Western-centric scientific, philosophical and epistemological legacy. Drawing on extensive studies in the fields of psychoanalysis, post- and trans-humanism, neo-materialist philosophy, biology, and cybernetics, they weave the resulting insights together in dense works reflecting our relationship to a screen-based world primed for the experiential. They were born in Limerick, Ireland and currently live and work in Berlin, Germany.

Part of Collaborations

LUX Scotland works with a range of partners across Scotland to screen artists’ moving image work.

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