Mcdonald teaches Digital Art at Pace University in NYC and is co-director of Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery
Three commissions @ $3,000 will be awarded. The deadline for proposals is November 1. The works will premiere at Pace Digital Gallery and on Turbulence in April 2011.
The curators are seeking works that address the notion of “Levels | Hierarchies”, as in chains of command, levels of play, stages of life, degrees of comfort... Pace Digital Gallery is, itself, distributed across three floors of a building; within a broad stairwell to be precise. Practitioners are required to address the theme according to both the physical space and the distributed space of the Internet, where the works will permanently reside.
Those of you who live in New York are encouraged to visit the gallery to see the space (gallery hours are Tues - Fri, 12 - 5pm). On view through October 22, David Crawford: Retrospective. Otherwise, here are some images of the space.
Send an email with the following information:
1. In the subject header: “Turbulence Proposal-your name.”
2. Artist information including full name, residence address, email address, and short bio with links to online projects.
3. A description of the intended project, including:
:: Project Title, Concept (on the theme “Levels | Hierarchies”), Description of how the work will function
:: Why and/or how you consider it to be networked art?
:: Technical specifications: 1. Gallery 2. Server
:: Budget (Note: all costs must be noted, including travel and installation. If the budget exceeds $3,000, practitioners must state that the additional funds have been secured.)
Proposals can be in the form of text in the body of the email, or an attached text file. The assumption is that online examples of work will be sufficient to review. Only emailed proposals will be considered. Email proposals to: turbulence [at] turbulence.org
Opening September 21, 6 - 8pm; remarks by Helen Thorington of Turbulence.
Exhibition runs through Oct 22.
163 William Street, New York, NY.
Maps, directions, and more info available on Pace Digital Gallery's website.
David Crawford (1970-2009) received his PhD in 2009 from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Göteborg University in Sweden. In 2003, Crawford’s Stop Motion Studies project received an Artport Gate Page Commission from the Whitney Museum of American Art, an Award of Distinction in the Net Vision category at the Prix Ars Electronica, and became part of the public collection of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (SMS - Series 6). His artwork has been featured by the Guardian and Leonardo. His writing has been published by Princeton Architectural Press and SpringerWienNewYork.
RedRum, its title a reference to The Shining where a boy predicts "redrum" (murder) before a hotel elevator bursts with blood and all hell breaks loose, is a video with a haunted horror theme. The scenes take us through a cavernous home where blood - a predominant prop in horror films - drips from faucets, runs down mirrors, and pools on floors. The camera reveals it's haunted source and visits neighbouring houses that also drip with blood, suggesting a murderous streak. RedRum, filmed on location in Buffalo in winter 2009, features teenaged actors, the Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble, and Victorian homes of local residents.
an exhibiton of web-based works by:
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan!
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga!
~curated by Jillian Mcdonald
Launches Sept 1 on Terminal
at Austin Peay State University
These manifestos and revolutions are rife with language, overflowing with meaning whether social, personal, technological, environmental, or political. These calls for action and declarations of change aren't necessarily forceful or loud but public and inclusive; life-changing and performative. Though they exist as online artworks these projects all began with live offline events.
*terminal is a space sponsored by the department of art
and the center for the creative arts at austin peay state university to showcase and examine internet and new media art. the site is directed and maintained by barry jones, associate professor of art at austin peay state university
View sound, web, and video works by R. Luke Dubois, Stephanie Rothenberg, and G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee
Opening reception Tuesday, April 7, 5 - 7pm
(Artists' presentations, 5PM; Reception, 5:30PM)
Exhibition runs April 7 - May 1, 2009
Info, directions, + Artist's Bios and Project Descriptions are available on the website.
Some images from the last of the fog fakery this week, and my last hikes (for now) through the woods surrounding Dufftown. Four more sleeps till Brooklyn…
Starting new work, which I’ve been wanting to shoot for ages. Just worked out the details, locations, and the weather is finally (on April 4th) warm enough to linger outside without full Arctic gear. Here are some stills from the footage of two days filming.
Ink on paper, 2013
Drawing update: RED.
I completed a drawing this week that features all the ghostly masked figures in Valley of the Deer. Yet to be titled and photographed properly. These are studio details…
Drawing is 88″ X 29.5″ or 224cm X 75cm.
On location on The Cabrach, Morayshire, Scotland
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video
In progress, 2013…
Tune in January 25th or download the podcast later!
VALLEY OF THE DEER
“Canadian video artist Jillian McDonald spent much of the past year as ‘artist in residence’ at Glenfiddich Distillery, in the highlands of Scotland. As a Burns’ Night tribute to both Art and Whisky, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy visits her in Dufftown, and watches while she makes single-malted art.”
Valley of the Deer
The Press and Journal, Scotland