killer banshee is a collaborative
partnership between Eliot K Daughtry and Kriss De Jong devoted
to creating challenging audiovisual art works.
You will find killer banshee doing
Live Video Performances & Live Video Art in galleries,
private installations, various performance spaces including the
sides of buildings in solo performances & group events.
using live video in conjunction with dance or music events, this
pair uses an arsenal of visual imagery culled from video they've
shot, archival footage, their own paintings, drawings and sculpture,
to reinterpret and redefine what their art is about. While
the duo works in combinations with other performers, their
focus is on works of their own. Armed with Laptops and projectors,
these two willfully make a dance out of their art. When
not working behind the video projectors, Kriss
& Eliot can be found doing audio for video, recording spoken
word artists, or working on their own eccentric art.
Recent live shows include:
Blue Stockings (NY), Flowershop (Chicago), illuminated corridor
Prelinger on Prelinger (Cinematheque SF), ATA Other Cinema 'Double
Vision' (SF), CCA Open Studios, PeaceOUT 2007, Clayton's Outlaw
Gallery, BioTour show at Alwan Center for the Arts, and Carnivale
at Zone Gallery. See
shows for upcoming live appearances.
Recent showings of recordings of their video work include:
Berkeley Art Center Small Film Fest, Cinema
Gigante, T-10 Film Fest
produced and performed live on tour with Fly in the PEOPs Show including
in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles & many other
performed via remote video projection in projects with Res Rocket
at Electromuse II in Seattle & at the New Music Festival
Wembley Stadium, London.
Video projects that Kriss & Eliot as Killer Banshee Studios
have been involved with in partnership with Steakhaus Productions
have played at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Straightsploitation),
Sundance (By Hook or By Crook) and many other festivals
Eliot K Daughtry has worked with video since 1988, when he made
works for installation at ARC Gallery and Lower Links in Chicago.
He worked professionally at the Center for New Television in Chicago
for 4 years, documenting other artists with video and working with
video as an art form. All the while, he worked on performances
as well, composing scores, and performing regularly. Now big-screen
material comes flying out of his computer, reinterpreting his artworks
in response to sound.
Kriss De Jong challenges anyone to get in the way of her and her
computer. She mastered computer video for internet and DV production
before most video artists knew what random access meant. With deep
knowledge of technique, Kriss brings an organic mastery of beat
and image to live video. As editor for Killer Banshee Studios,
Kriss works magic on videos large & small, and has fine tuned
work for short and feature length films from Steakhaus Productions,
Sini Anderson and Fly.