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Cassie McQuater, "Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds", 2019

5m Video Art 2019

Cassie McQuater b. 1987, Detroit, Michigan; lives in Los Angeles

Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds, 2019 Three-channel HD color video with sound, 4 min., 32 sec. Courtesy of the Artist

Cassie McQuater is a new media and videogame artist. Her practice involves hours of surfing the net, mining for digital artifacts, and repurposing them as a way to reflect on and reinvent our relationship with interactive storytelling. Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds is a re-imagining of the surrealist story “The Debutante,” by artist Leonora Carrington (British-Mexican Surrealist), in which a young woman exchanges places with a hyena, masked in a suit of human skin, for her societal debut. Extravagant dresses made of anatomical parts, fragmented planes of glass, and pastel-pink lights swirl in pastoral landscapes populated by undulating fluorescent flowers, strange monsters and deconstructed birds that paint the sky. Music by Kelly Moran.


United States

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