Thursday, September 16, 2010


Apophenia from Jade Boyd on Vimeo.

Jade Boyd, Apophenia. Live video/ sound installation; TV, monitors, analogue video mixer, speakers, liquid latex, garbage bags, velvet curtains. Dimensions variable (approx 2 hours duration). Åpent Akademi 2008, Kunstakademiet, Oslo, December 2008.

In the live video/ sound installation Apophenia at Kunstakademiet, Oslo, video images are generated through the connection of various analogue equipment-mixers, VCRs, monitors, speakers, which were manipulated live. With the sound, I created feedback by connecting the audio input on the video mixer back into itself, otherwise known as ‘no-input mixing’. The staging in Apophenia is intentionally theatrical and low budget, signaling the influence of the theatre and horror films, in particular Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982), with the hissing and flickering electronic signals on the TV screens suggestive of the phenomenon of EVP. There has been a kind of archetype emerging in these sculptural TV installations of mine: as in Draugr (Video installation, Iceland, 2008) and Varde (Super8 film installation, Oslo, 2006), the TVs take on a pyramid-like form like the ‘varde’ or the mountain in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg,1977). The installation takes its name from Apophenia, the making of meaningful connections between unrelated phenomena, which relates to both the formal and conceptual elements of the installation, a term first introduced to me by Goodiepal (Gæoudjiparl).

Gæoudjiparl -..a secret message for..- JADE BOYD + ADV. + (MAVEE OBJECT)

Monday, September 13, 2010

'Return... of the Zombies!' Trailer

Return... of the Zombies! Trailer from Jade Boyd on Vimeo.

Super 8 film 2004
Glenda Pontes Depose, Aaron AJD, Spider, Kevin Platt, Jessica McGeachie, Peter McCarron, Jasmine Powell, Suzan Liu, Aaron Cortilla, Bryn Desmond-Jones
Produced at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia

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