Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Installation at Glenfiddich Gallery

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Valley of the Deer
Dufftown, Scotland

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Valley of the Deer, Jillian McDonald

Latest Distillery Project turns into Horror Story

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The Press and Journal, Scotland
Scottish press

Valley of the Deer

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Since July 15th I’ve been in Dufftown and other parts of Scotland shooting a new video called Valley of the Deer.

Below are some stills…

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Jillian Mcdonald Valley of the Deer

Scotland Bound

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

glenfiddich artists

Slasher Cycle

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Stills from a 4-channel video in post-production. Feet were dragging on this one, but a corner was turned today and I got excited again. Something about the colour.

This was shot in 2008 at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California.

Freddy, played by Joe McKay
jillian mcdonald

Jason, played by Pavel Kruk

Leatherface, played by Beckley Roberts

Michael, played by Reid Johnston

Body Count

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Installation images: exhibition at Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, NYC.

Jillian Mcdonald, Body Count, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University

Jillian Mcdonald, Body Count, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University

Volunteer Vampirism

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Say no more…

Horror Stories – Sneak Peek

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

I’ve been working on a new web project called Horror Stories with Julie Gill, a programmer who is also a ballet dancer. Here’s a sneak peek at the visuals. I am hoping to launch it soon.

Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Stories, Jillian Mcdonald

Staring at Vampires

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

I’ve been working on a new video, Hunger – a series of three staring contests with TV and film vampires. I inserted myself digitally into scenes from Twilight (New Moon), True Blood, and Being Human. As the (replaced) ingénue hopeful of shared immortality, I am locked in endless staring contests with Edward, Bill, and Mitchell – the leading male vampires from these series who share brooding good looks, apparent youth, advanced vampire years, immortality’s curse, abstinence from blood and in some cases sex, and an ability to pass as mortal. These are the new breed vampires of our dreams – insatiable, beautiful, charming, yet dangerous. Separate hungers unite them with their mortal prey. Time is suspended in the staring contests which no one wins and no one loses. In installation three larger than life projections play simultaneously, forcing the viewer to either shift their gaze between screens constantly in order to catch a blink; or to simply indulge in an infinite loop.

Hunger is a commission of Revised Projects and the New Forms Media Society for the Electric Speed project series, curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $11.8 million in media arts throughout Canada.

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

Hunger Jillian Mcdonald

“Better off Dead” – scholarly treatise on the walking dead

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead is a new scholarly book edited by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Deborah Christie (Fordham Press). It features a chapter titled Zombies Invade Performance Art…and Your Neighbourhood, featuring Thea Munster’s Toronto Zombie Walks and my own artworks. Cover art and other images from my recent work. Well written and researched, the book is not another campy zombie book; this one considers the post-human archetype from some surprising angles.