Stephen O’Malley

Ryoji Ikeda at Hamburger Bahnhof

Posted: Jan 31, 2012

Ryoji Ikeda at Hamburger Bahnhof

Works of Music by Visual Artists 

Ryoji Ikeda
Composition | Exhibition
28 January–9 April 2012 

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstr. 50-51, 10557 Berlin
T–F 10–6, Sat 11–8, Sun 11–6 

Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has conceived an exhibition for the Hamburger Bahnhof that, for the first time, compositionally unites the two symmetrical halls on the upper level of the museum’s...


Posted: Jan 23, 2012


If anyone out there knows where to get one of these please get in touch...

Timo Ketola 1st draft for TRANSMISSIONS V art commission

Posted: Jan 22, 2012

Timo Ketola 1st draft for TRANSMISSIONS V art commission

Very pleased to be working together with Timo Ketola once again... this time on the poster artwork for TRANSMISSIONS V festival in Ravenna this March (which I am also co-curating). The visual side is a sort of co-art direction, where I will also do the typography (but Ketola does the real manifestation work obviously). Timo permits me to post the drafts. Very very interesting to converse and work together with this man. DAVTHVS!

Here is his personal website.

Whitney Biennial 2012

Posted: Jan 19, 2012

Will be exhibiting at Whitney Biennial this year on a project directed by Gisèle Vienne. Peter Rehberg and I created the sound design for her "LAST SPRING: A Prequel" installation. Dennis Cooper wrote a great text which is narrated by one of Gisèle's AUTOMAT DOLLS. In the set there is also a large wall drawing which was designed by myself.

Click this sentence for information on Gisèle Vienne's piece.

Info on the Biennial:

The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced the list of artists parti...

Underwater Experiments: Astounding Photographs of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Posted: Jan 18, 2012

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Russian biologist Alexander Semenov graduated in 2007 from Moscow State University’s zoology department where he studied invertebrate animals. Specifically: squid brains. Now he works as the chief of his diving team at the White Sea Biological Station, camera always in-hand, where he’s captured some of these extraordinary photographs of jellyfish and other wildlife. You can see more images in his photo galleries or you can follow him on Flickr. (via lo...

TRANSMISSIONS V Festival Ravenna 2012 curation

Posted: Jan 16, 2012

Pleased to announce the official press release for TRANSMISSIONS V festival 2012. The director Chris Angiolini and I have been talking about collaborating on something like this for a few years and for 2012 he made good on the talk. I suggested a small list of groups Id like to see, and everyone agreed! Also am working together with the artist Timo Ketola on some visuals for this... will post here in due time.

Here you go folks...

15 – 18 marzo 2012

Keiji Haino
Pan American
Tim Hecker
Grouper Viole...

European SOMA solo concerts Spring 2012

Posted: Jan 16, 2012

European SOMA solo concerts Spring 2012
European SOMA solo concerts Spring 2012

Have been humbly invited to play a few solo concerts this Spring.
Excited to develope or devolve on that course together with multitude of amplifiers.

March 15: Transmissions V, Ravenna, Italia
March 16: "The Old, the New, the Different" exhibition @ Bern Kunsthalle, Bern, Suisse
April 18: Impetus Festival, Montbéliard, France
April 28: Impetus Festival, Lausanne, Suisse
June 7: La Triennale 2012 (part of Instants Chavires curated event!) @ Palais Tokyo, Paris, France

There will also be a duo show t...

Belgium duo gigs with Chris Brokaw February 2012

Posted: Jan 16, 2012

My buddy Chris Brokaw and I have been playing/imrpovising a bit the past months and decided to do a few small concerts when we cross paths in Belgium next month.

feb 11: Les Ateliers Claus (Kraak) in Brussels
feb 12: Icarus @ DOK in Ghent
feb 13: Magasin 4 in brussels 

We are calling the duo THE CATAMITES. 2 guitar and guitar + drums imrovisations. Please arrive open to hallucinatory moods.

Kickstarter: Dylan Carlson "Wonders from the House of Albion" LP/CD/DVD/book

Posted: Jan 14, 2012

Kickstarter: Dylan Carlson "Wonders from the House of Albion" LP/CD/DVD/book

Dylan Carlson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance an ambitious artistic undertaking.

You can support him by pledging here.


Dylan Carlson is creating his first major solo project outside of earth.There will be a limited edition lp/dvd/book and cd/dvd/book(500 of each format) and a special pressing of 150 copies(lp only) with personalized ex libris by Simon Fowler (Who will also do the cover and end papers). The illustrations will be by Kiyo Lappalainen. The limi...