Victoria Keddie is an artist working within cross disciplines.
I am an artist working with broadcast. My work and research focuses on the choreography and language of broadcast, and the audience universe. For over 7 years, I have been the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a 501(C)3 nomadic TV studio, and episodic cable access serial, that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. In academia, I was working to preserve radio and sound collections and became fascinated with the varying technologies that embody the 20th- 21st centuries-questioning obsolescence, researching technology trash, and looking at global communication systems and the hierarchy of broadcast- in-use. What happens in the world, is very much at the foundation of what I exercise in my own work methodology- to break down, peel back, and to explore further.
My work looks through lens and into the cameras operative mechanics, right back into the transmission of signal to receiver. My sound based compositions focus on electromagnetic energies and signal collapse. Together, I explore the tools built for broadcasting, allowing tools to mirror practice. This reflexivity allows new methodologies to manifest, where the language embedded in these machines move with a kind of inner logic. The orbiting debris in its material afterlife is separated from its initial purpose, place, function, and material form. Now independent from their histories, I can explore this world, interpret, imagine, and communicate.
Keddie holds an MA degree from New York University and a BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Mobility Fellowship at the California College of Arts in San Francisco, CA. Keddie is the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. She teaches Advanced Televisual Broadcast at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, and has lectured at: Columbia University with the Sound Arts MFA program; Arts at Carnegie Mellon University; Cranbrook Academy of Art; School of Film and Video at Pratt University; University of Colorado, Boulder; Dept of Media Studies / Intermediate Sound at PNCA; University of Oregon,Eugene; and Hunter College in New York City; Bennington College. She has been an invited resident artist at the Storefront for Art and Architecture; Recess Gallery; AZ Wagon Station Encampment; Signal Culture; Pioneer Works ; WaveFarm; and Yaddo Artist Residency; Saari Fellow with the The Kone Foundation in Mynämäki,Finland, and is current resident artist at The Drawing Center in New York City (April 2018-April 2020).
Keddie has performed and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as, The Barbican, Fridman Gallery, The Swiss Institute, Pioneer Works,The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, The Museum of Art and Design, Queens Museum of Art, Microscope Gallery, and Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lightcone, (Paris), Syros International Film Festival (Syros, Greece), 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).
Video works are distributed through Lightcone, (Paris) and The Filmmakers Co-op (NYC). Sound works released with Spectral Evidence (Cambridge, MA), In Context Music (NYC), and Robert & Leopold (NYC)