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Kira O'Reilly, Inthewrongplaceness. Image courtesy of the artist.


Inthewrongplaceness is inspired by the artist's investigations into tissue culture during a residency at SymbioticA in 2004. The impact of working with pig's tissue in a lab setting instigated her thoughts on the similarities between the pig's skin and her own. By inviting audiences to touch both the human and nonhuman animal, Kira O'Reilly encourages them to engage with the complexities of the relationships between skin, touch and species.

Kira O'Reilly uses performance, writing and biotechnological methods to explore the body as medium and site for narratives of the personal, social, sexual and political to knot and un-knot in shifting permutations.