Friday, December 31, 2010

'CTRL ALT ESCape from Rotterdam' at IFFR in January

(a trailer version of) CTRL ALT ESCape from Rotterdam finally hits the big screen at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011!

Mr. Messy and Barbie: Digital and Analogue reconciled

A small crew offered themselves willingly to the capricious disposal of WORM (Institute for Avantgarde Recreation), Rotterdam for many months of fabulously chaotic and depraved production and post-production on their debut feature film. Headed by scandalous Canadian Director Demetri Estdelacropolis aka Mr. Messy and Esther, aka Barbie, of WORM's Filmverkplaatz, the film was shot on a combination of digital, 16mm and Super8.

Other dedicated crew members included: Tessa (Camera/ editing), Matt (sound), Joan (Super 8 camera/ sets), Fiona (Super 8 camera), Lichun (Super 8 camera), Floris (SFX), Hinko (Photos/ all possible), Genja (Directing/Lights), Daan (Camera/ Lights), Sera (Camera), Myung (camera), Judith (Camera/ Animation), Kristof (Camera), Coen (Camera) and myself (SFX/ Camera).(i knooow i have forgotten a lot of people here-please let me know!)..these were at least the main roles, but all of us pretty much did a bit of everything at various part of the experimental nature of the production, some of the scenes were Directed by various members of the crew (mine was the Cinema scene with Genja).Actors who were deeply intertwined with the production and/or memorably charming include Dennis, Amy, Ania, Iris, Joop, Hinko, Peter, Henri, Florian and Arjan, plus many more!

..Fake blood laboriously/ lovingly/ begrudgingly made by me (with help at various times from Tessa, Floris and Joan of the crew)..

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Video for Hong Kong in the 60s and Position Normal at The Outer Church

Created for the December edition of The Outer Church in Brighton, England.

Stills from the video for Hong Kong in the 60s...

Stills from the video for Position Normal..working with distorting a VHS signal and monitor display using the audio signal from a walkman (to the fabulous sounds of Klaus Wunderlich on cassette hehe)..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'The North' installation, 2006

'The North' Installation, 2006 from Jade Boyd on Vimeo.

The North (installation)
Jade Boyd, The North video installation: video projection (7:42), amplifier, 2x speakers, dead branches. Dimensions variable. ‘Podium’ at Galleri Badet, Kulturhuset, Hausmania, Oslo, Norway, 2006.

'The North', originally an installation for my graduation exhibition at Sydney College of the Arts (2005), was the beginning of a trajectory of work and research based around the sublime and the supernatural. In this installation I projected a video of fragments of field recordings in the Norwegian landscape combined with footage from earlier works.
The projection fell partly onto the tips of the twisted branches that lay on the floor, repeating the elements of nature within the video. The darkly layered soundtrack was heavy with bass, holding reference to the N√łkken of Norse folklore with the imagined cries in the woods, and a voice beckoning in old Norwegian to `cross over´ (the water). The video moved in stilted procession, recalling Muybridge´s sequential photographic studies of locomotion, and creating a dislocated world, enclosed within the dark confines of the room.