GOMA Q: Liam O’Brien in conversation


Liam O’Brien’s video work addresses contemporary societal pressures and the resulting sense of confusion and alienation felt by many in today’s world. Specifically, the artist conveys the difficulty in resolving feelings of desire, intimacy and belonging, and how these feelings are appropriated, exploited and negated.

Domestication is on view in ‘GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art’ currently at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 11 October. The accompanying publication profiles the latest innovations and achievements by some of Queensland’s leading visual artists.

Liam O’Brien, Australia b.1987 / Domestication (still) 2014 / High-definition, single-channel video: 10:15 minutes, colour, stereo, ed. of 5 / Courtesy: The artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney / © The artist