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Sally O'Reilly writes for performance, page and video. Her works are often made for a particular-generic site (a train tabletop, a swimming pool, an industrial greenhouse), and usually interleave the theoretical, the technical, the comic, the fantastical, the psycho-social...

Besides contributing to several art magazines, exhibition catalogues and literary journals, she has written the novel Crude (Eros Press, 2016), the libretto for the opera The Virtues of Things (Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music, Opera North, 2015), a monograph on Mark Wallinger (Tate Publishing, 2015) and The Body in Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson, 2009).

She was writer in residence at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2010–11) and at Modern Art Oxford (2016); producer and co-writer of The Last of the Red Wine, a radio sitcom set in the art world (ICA, London, 2011), and co-editor of Implicasphere (2003–8), an interdisciplinary broadsheet.

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