Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Crystal Lake

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

New video stills, work in progress, Crystal Lake, shot on Canada’s Georgian Bay.

jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake
jillian mcdonald, crystal lake

The Thaw, oil on found oil paintings

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

new work, in progress

Jillian McDonald, The Thaw

The Thaw, work in progress

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Stills from new video work, The Thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw
jillian mcdonald, the thaw

Crystal Ghost

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Video still, new work in progress.
jillian mcdonald

Newfoundland Ghost 2

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Video still, figure in landscape
jillian mcdonald

The Rock – video stills

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Shot across Newfoundland’s magical Northeast Coast and featuring the ice cold North Atlantic, my new work in progress…

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald

Body Count Drawings, Zombie Series

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Drawings, 2010
Ink, watercolour, gold and silver pencil on paper

All the Undead in Night of the Living Dead

All the Undead in Night of the Living Dead (detail)

All the Dead in Night of the Living Dead

All the Dead in Night of the Living Dead (detail)

All the Undead in Day of the Dead

All the Undead in Day of the Dead (detail)

All the Dead in Day of the Dead

All the Dead in Day of the Dead (detail)

Valley of the Deer Installation at Esker Foundation, Calgary

Monday, June 24th, 2013

3-Channel version, Valley of the Deer

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

In progress, 2013…

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