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Hunger
Jilian McDonald (Winnipeg/Brooklyn)

Vitrine project from December 15, 2017 to January 12, 2018

The artist inserts her image digitally into TV and film scenes from Twilight, True Blood, and Being Human. As the (replaced) hopeful of shared immortality, she is locked in staring contests with Edward, Bill, and Mitchell - the leading male vampires from these series. Time is suspended in the staring contests where no one wins and no one loses.

Commissioned by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy for the Electric Speed Marshall McLuhan Commission.

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist in New York. Her work is shown in venues like the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Air Circulation in New York, Centre Clark in Montréal, The Whitney Museum's Artport in New York, The Sundance Film Festival in Utah. She was featured in a radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's IDEAS, and reviewed in The New York Times, Art Papers, and Canadian Art. Critical discussion appears in books including The Transatlantic Zombie, by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Deconstructing Brad Pitt, edited by Christopher Schaberg. McDonald has received awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Glenfiddich Canadian Art Prize.