Critical Writing Index

The Horror, The Horror

Border Crossings, Jan. 2011, v. 29, no. 4, p. 15

The writer discusses the work of New York–based artist Jillian Mcdonald, a sort of horror-culture sociologist who studies the differences between zombies and vampires. Mcdonald's study and observation led to Horror Make-up, a 2006 performance in which she turned herself from a pleasant-looking young woman into a complete zombie while riding the L train in New York. She has progressed from this transitory beginning to more complicated narratives. In her most recent work, RedRum, she plays with the horror-movie conventions found in The Shining, a classic 1980 film directed by Stanley Kubrick.

ITEM 2011.090 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Horror Make-up (2006)Jillian Mcdonald

RedRum (2010)Jillian Mcdonald