50 years ago, the world's first CPU was born - the Intel 4004. It was an entire computer on a single chip. It revolutionized computer design and made personal computing a reality. The 4004 is the genesis object of the modern era - the origin point of all digital life. To create this work, I cast an extremely rare original 4004 chip in crystalline resin. To learn more about this project, visit http://davidoreilly.com/4004
Starting his career as an independent animator, multidisciplinary artist David OReilly (b. 1985) has since created numerous award-winning short films such as Please Say Something and The External World, which met with worldwide critical acclaim and are widely regarded as groundbreaking in the realm of contemporary animation. In 2014, he produced his first video game, Mountain, whose trailer was the first to ever qualify as a short film for an Academy Award. Three years later, OReilly released his second game, Everything, which is a metaphysical tour de force that suggests entirely new directions for games as an art form.
OReilly conceived fictional video games for Spike Jonze’s Academy Award–winning film Her, his augmented reality effects have been viewed over a billion times across social media. His work has been presented internationally at venues such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, David Lynch's Festival of Disruption, the NTT InterCommunicationCenter, Tokyo, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. His animations have been the subject of several retrospectives, at theaters in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, among others. The artist has taught master classes at conferences, festivals, and universities around the world, such as Harvard, Yale, California Institute of the Arts, Pixar Animation Studios, and the Irish Film Institute. OReilly lives in Los Angeles.