Hosted by artist run initiative EXIST and curated by Rebecca Cunningham and Nicola Morton, exist-ence is Brisbane’s premiere international festival dedicated to the presentation of live art, performance art and action art.
exist-ence illuminates Live Art practice, building long term links between Australian and international independent artists and researchers, whilst offering new and developing Brisbane audiences the opportunity to experience a stimulating and challenging program. Live Art performance, discourse, debate and discussion, creative development exchange, installation and exhibition are the key elements.
\\ from VHS medium / artist as medium / tease out technology spooks / stretch of signal / twist tape / amplification / repeat rewind / layer loop / within web of feedback / cross-modulations / otherworldly electromagnetic transmission //
Jade Boyd’s work is concerned largely the metaphysical and supernatural, and how these forces are interpreted and manifested in the natural world and through technology. Jade has a MA in Fine Arts from The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway (2010), and a BA Honours 1 from Sydney College of the Arts, Australia (2005), where she is currently undertaking her PhD. Jade’s recent performative installations: onboard the HMAS Diamantina, Brisbane, Australia for Otherfilm Festival’s Siege Mentality (2012), at Kunstplass 5, Oslo, Norway in Map Breeding Myths (2012), and ELECTRIC DREAMS (after La Monte Young, Brion Gysin, Phil Oakley) with Joel Stern at Upominki, Rotterdam (2012). Her video for Ekoplekz’s Uncanny Riddim was included in a compilation featuring works by Daniel Lopatin and Modern Witch for Club Transmediale’s Ghosts Off the Shelf exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2012). Jade has performed live video pieces at Unsound Festival New York (2011) and Krakow, Poland (2010), in London’s Vision Sound Music Festival (2011), and at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto (2012), collaborating with Composer/Sound Designer Alan Howarth, who she performed with, along with Zombie Zombie at Antigel Festival in Switzerland in February, 2013.
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