Valley of the Deer

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Installation view

Project includes:

-Three Channel Video Installation, 21:35 minutes, 2013
-Single BluRay Video, 48:30 minutes, 2012
-Installation Wall Drawings, dimensions variable
-12 Ink and Watercolour Drawings on Paper, 30" X 22"
-24 Interactive Photographs, which trigger augmented reality videos on mobile devices
-24 Picture Postcards, which trigger augmented reality videos on mobile devices
-augmented reality artwork, From the Valley of the Deer [click to view]

Description:

In Scotland, I cast local residents in this video artwork, creating costumes and masks in response to the setting, traditional highland dress, and oral folklore - both real and imagined. The haunting romanticism of the landscape figures prominently as the camera discovers fairy knolls, fog, majestic views, moving shadows, crystals breaking from rock, rainbows, live animals like reindeer and owls, and masked actors. Magical realism and live action suggest that this valley has hidden tales.

Masked characters figure prominently in horror and science fiction - anonymous and secret, uncanny and hybrid; ghostly and terrifying, yet disarmingly naive.

Costumes were created on location in response to the landscape and traditional highland dress. The soundtrack features local musicians and sounds recorded on location.
Valley of the Deer was produced in residence at the Glenfiddich International Artist's Residency in Dufftown, Scotland, with the assistace of many individuals, especially Andy Fairgrieve.
Augmented reality components were supported by Turbulence.org and the New York State Council on the Arts

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Three Channel Video Installation

21:35 minutes, 2013

Documentation of Installation:

3 Channel Video Layout:

Installation view

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Single Channel BluRay Video

48:30 minutes, 2013

*actual video does not have white title in bottom right

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Video Stills:

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Installation Drawings

Latex on Wall, 2013


Esker Foundation, Canada

Esker Foundation, Canada


Kenderdine Gallery, Canada

Kenderdine Gallery, Canada

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Drawings on paper

Ink and Watercolour on Paper, 12 drawings, 30" X 22", 2013



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Example of Interactive Photographs, as they appear in Blackflash Magazine

Colour Photographs, 2013

Download pdf of magazine spread featuring three augmented reality photographs (1 MB download).

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Example of Interactive Picture Postcards, front and back

2013

View entire postcard series

View the boxed set