A Five Channel Video/Audio Work by 0rphan Drift, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, May 31-July 5
The trickster is a figure of traditional mythologies. 0rphan Drift engages its dynamic potential to channel twists of fictional incarnation into the everyday. Trickster is the chameleon of communication and guide to spaces between known realities. It is the transforming power of the imagination that pokes, plays with and eventually shatters what seems to be, until it becomes simply what is. A form shaping both ends and means. An imaginer of life.
Motion Capture and Mischief 2002
0rphan Drift’s two week residency as part of Minimum Existence at Siraj Izhar’s Strike Foundation, culminated in the Motion Capture and Mischief sessions. The Minimum Existence series was initiated by Siraj Izhar to set up a temporary joint production space for audio and video artists. 0rphan Drift invited Kode 9 to combine darkcore garage and techstep with their live video mixing and animation, for Motion Capture on 24th February. Brass Tax, a DJ collective from San Francisco, joined them for Mischief on 27th. Unfortunately no sets were recorded…
"Composites" Virtual Reality Research Project 2001
We were awarded time at the Hemisphere VR Research Centre in Teeside, to start developing an artist collaboration piece for the state of the art facilities there. Funding did not continue beyond the first year – but here’s an excerpt from the early days of play.
Century City, Tate Modern
Slik was a digital print made for the Century City Exhibition. Independent Curator Peter Lewis invited many artists to make something for this wall as seen in the installation shots above. As part of this exhibition, the wall acted as a parasitical project positioned on the back of one of the white walls in the Turbine Hall.
Carrier was a four room installation, itself a loop – consisting of a scaffolding maze room, mirroring tvs playing speeding shadowy static, a room of suspended glowing diode geometries and one of three screens playing video loops, all experienced in the dark, all mesmerizing and disorientating.
Technical Support 2000
At the ARTSPEAK Gallery, Vancouver
Six pieces from a series of short video ‘portraits’. This video documentation represents the exhibition format for each work, normally projected on two adjacent walls.
VJ Video Mixes 2001-2006
Between 2001 and 2006 0rphan Drift mixed many VJing sets, mostly in Capetown and San Francisco. The content was driven by 0D’s increasing experimentation with filmed rather than sampled footage in the art videos made for exhibition during this time, and reflects a shift from analogue to digital speed and effects control.