Paul O’Neill

For Ruth & Violette


Paul O’ Neill is an artist and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland.

His practice and research are concerned with the implications of our collective dependency on networked technologies and infrastructures. Paul is currently completing a PhD focusing on media art practices that critique and subvert techno-solutionist narratives and histories.


Project Description

For Ruth & Violette plays with poetry and encryption to subvert networked communications infrastructures. Based on a code-poem used by intelligence operatives in the Second World War, the piece harnesses alternative uses of the video conferencing platform Zoom to engage with the complex history of obfuscation in relation to covert broadcasting methods.

The title of the project is in reference to origins of the poem and the lives encoded within it.

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