Jillian McDonald "Valley of the Deer"
Brooklyn-based Canadian artist Jillian McDonald has been exhibiting her videos internationally for over a decade. Inspired by horror movies, the three-channel video installation Valley of the Deer was cast and filmed on location in Northern Scotland during her participation in the 2012 Glenfiddich International Artist’s Residency. The kaleidoscopic video juxtaposes uncannily masked figures performing mysterious rituals amidst the panoramic natural vistas of rural Scotland. Conjuring aspects of fantasy, magic realism and Celtic folklore, Valley of the Deer is an evocative and haunting cinematic experience.