Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Victoria Keddie

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio


Victoria Keddie Portrait Image

Victoria Keddie Portrait Image. Photographed by Jeff Elstone. Courtesy the artist. (Mar 27, 2017)

The Wave Farm Residency Program is pleased to welcome Victoria Keddie (Queens, NY). Her “Unit 11: The Satellite Chapter” utilizes Unit 11, a mobile studio that focuses on transmission based research and practice within a customized E-N-G news van, that has been reoutfitted with analog electronic tools for the focus and exploration of electromagnetic signal based media. Broadcast grade analog video editing and manipulation equipment pair with modular video and sound equipment via a series of patch bays that also allow for multiple auxiliary inputs and outputs. CRT monitors line the back wall of the van framed by playback devices ranging from VHS, BetaSP, and DV cam. An Otari stereo reel to reel sits on a rack under a custom radioOrgan--a hand-crafted modular FM transmission system built from obsolete electronics by artist Ed Bear and developed during Bear’s Wave Farm Residency in 2015. The most recent addition to the studio is a modular 10 foot satellite dish C band receiver. At Wave Farm, Keddie will research and record. New works will be created on-site using these recorded sessions.

Victoria Keddie is an artist working in sound, video, and transmission. Her work concentrates on electromagnetic signal generation and field recording within concentrated energy fields. Keddies work explores the fluctuations of electromagnetic activity, ionospheric sounding, satellite debris and collision, and time sensitivity. Her video work plays with notions of the still frame, of image and sound synchronicity and collapse, the stereoscopic image and dimensional spaces.

Since 2012, Keedie has co-directed E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. Keddie has performed and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as, The Swiss Institute, The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, Queens Museum of Art, and Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lightcone, (Paris), Studio XX (Montreal), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), Pallas Projects (Dublin), Reykjavik Arts Festival (Reykjavik), General Public (Berlin), Axis Art Centre (Crew), The Independent Film Festival (Naples), Liste Art Fair (Basel), Seeing Sound Festival (Bath), and Daimon (Gatineau). With my project, E.S.P. TV, I have been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Keddie’s video works are distributed through Lightcone, (Paris). Her sound works are released with Spectral Evidence, (Cambridge, MA), In Context Music (Vancouver/ NYC), and Robert & Leopold (NYC)