New Yorkers – do not miss this one-night only event at The Museum of Modern Art. Irish-born and Los Angeles–based independent animator David OReilly will be hosting an evening of his own work on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7:00pm, in Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2).
O’Reilly is one of the most adventuresome, impishly perverse independent animation filmmakers working today. A darling of the festival circuit—he has won top prizes at Berlin, Ottawa, Annecy, Sundance, and beyond—OReilly directed Alien Child, the unforgettably funny and touching faux animated video game in Spike Jonze’s Her (2013), as well as live visuals for M.I.A. at Coachella (2009) and the U2 animated music video “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” (2009). He was also the first guest director in the Cartoon Network’s 20-year history, creating the Adventure Time episode “A Glitch Is a Glitch.”
A mesmerizing storyteller with a gift for open-ended, absurdist narratives, OReilly is resolutely independent, moving freely among television, feature film, and music video commissions; video games and interactive projects; Tumbler games, iPhone hologram apps, and Twitter-based comic strips; and virtual reality environments. For this Modern Mondays event, OReilly discusses the many facets of his award-winning career in animation and graphic design, and screens some of his most celebrated films and interactive projects, including Please Say Something (2009), The External World (2010), and the New York theatrical premiere of The Horse Raised by Spheres (2015).
For more information – check the MoMA website.