Jillian Mcdonald
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian performance and media artist, transplanted in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown most recently at Moti Hasson Galery in New York, La Sala Naranja in Valencia, Spain, ArtMoving Projects and Vertex List in Brooklyn, Paved New Media in Saskatoon, Video Pool in Winnipeg, and 1708 Gallery in Virginia.

Mcdonald teaches Digital Art at Pace University in NYC and is co-director of Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery

Website: http://www.jillianmcdonald.net
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EVENT

Manifestos! Revolutions!


Dates:
Tue Sep 01, 2009 00:00 - Tue Sep 01, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Manifestos! Revolutions!
an exhibiton of web-based works by:
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan!
Kristin Lucas!
Stephanie Rothenberg!
Brooke Singer!
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga!

~curated by Jillian Mcdonald

Launches Sept 1 on Terminal
at Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN

Manifestos! Revolutions!
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


EVENT

Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery


Dates:
Tue Apr 07, 2009 00:00 - Sun Mar 29, 2009

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition premiering 3 works commissioned by Turbulence, Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery.

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.


EVENT

Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery


Dates:
Tue Apr 07, 2009 00:00 - Sun Mar 29, 2009

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition premiering 3 works commissioned by Turbulence, Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery.

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.


EVENT

Aesthetics of Gaming


Dates:
Thu Feb 26, 2009 00:00 - Fri Feb 06, 2009

Pace Digital Gallery is extremely pleased to present The Aesthetics of Gaming, curated by Michelle Kasprzak (Scotland).

Explore artworks by Anita Fontaine and Joe Mckay that present two interactive scenarios with strong aesthetic qualities that are radically different to the look, feel, and modus operandi of a typical commercial game!

The Aesthetics of Gaming
February 10 - March 3
Reception Feb 26, 5 - 7pm
(5:00 pm lecture by Joe McKay / 6:00pm reception)

Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets)
New York, NY
info+map+drections on the website


EVENT

David Clark and Michelle Gay, Nov 13 at Pace Digital Gallery


Dates:
Thu Nov 13, 2008 00:00 - Thu Nov 06, 2008

Pace Digital Gallery presents Canadian new media artists David Clark and Michelle Gay.
Thursday November 13th, 2008; work on view through Dec 4th.
David Clark lecture, 6pm; reception for the artists, 7pm.
163 William Street, Rm 313; Pace University, New York City.

info + maps + images: http://pace.edu/digitalgallery
Free and open to the public - please join us!

David Clark is a media artist who lives and works in Halifax, Canada. He is best known for his website A is for Apple that has been shown at over 50 film festivals around the world including Sundance, Transmediale in Berlin and the American Museum of the Moving Image. A is for Apple won Best in Show at the 2003 SXSW Interactive Festival in Austen, Texas and First Prize at FILE2002 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has also made a feature film, numerous shorter videos and installation works. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Program in New York, and the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. He currently teaches film and media arts at NSCAD University in Halifax.

88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) is an interactive, non-linear net.art piece that explores the life and philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein through a series of animated vignettes. Each of the 88 sections corresponds to one of the 88 constellations in the night sky. This work considers the questions that Ludwig Wittgenstein pondered in his eventful lifetime - logic, language, the nature of thinking, the limits of knowledge - all in relation to our contemporary digital world with it's symmetries, asymmetries, and doubles.

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In Michelle Gay's work, drawing and photography are blended into low-tech animations combined with sophisticated software engines and interfaces which complicate these digital and real spaces. She employs drawing in her digital works to play the precision of the algorithm against the hand-drawn and inexact ink and graphite on paper. Concepts such as gender and its relation to technologies, the blending of synthetic and real experiences, and the possibilities of deriving meaning from non-linear narratives are grist in the mill of her studio practice. The Poemitron artware functions something like a dialogue with the computer. Employing a custom built natural language processor engine (including its mistakes), it creates texts that begin with a selected passage and morph into something entirely different.

Michelle Gay studied art and art history at the University of Toronto and then received her MFA from NSCAD in Halifax. She integrates a range of media, investigating the junctures between bodies and technologies. She builds computers to make and operate her interactive artworks. She collaborates with Colin Gay (a particle physicist). Interested in the possibilities of touch and poetics within new media projects, they develop artworks designed to play with technologies in non-useful ways. She is represented in Toronto by the Birch Libralato Gallery.