Video Valentine
       
     
Plot
       
     
Tuesday and I Remix (Jean-Paul Kelly)
       
     
Suburban Discipline
       
     
The Storage Room
       
     
My Heart the Lunchbox
       
     
My Heart the Prophet
       
     
Untitled
       
     
Spit
       
     
Blueprint
       
     
I Touch Myself
       
     
Stallworks: Act One
       
     
Stallworks: Act Two
       
     
Stallworks: Act Three
       
     
White Christmas
       
     
Video Valentine
       
     
Video Valentine

1:20 Minutes, 2006

Commissioned by 640480 (Toronto) for their annual Video Valentine program.

Plot
       
     
Plot

Remix: Jeremy Drummond, Original Performance: Alissa Firth-Eagland, 12.00 Minutes, 2004

An unedited video performance depicting a woman in the lonesome aftermath of a relationship is re-contextualized through the post-production process. Through implementing audio/visual manipulation and found text, the performer's sentimental reflection is transformed into physical interrogation.

PLOT was originally created for VS, a "performance vs. post-production" program commissioned, curated and organized by 640480 (Toronto, Canada). 

List of participants...

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay VS. Cooper Battersby

Steve Kado VS. Kika Thorne

Will Munro and Jeremy Laing VS. Aleesa Cohene

Steve Reinke VS. Jubal Brown

Vollrath (Conan Romanyk) VS. Daniel Borins

Tom Sherman VS. Tasman Richardson

Alissa Firth-Eagland VS. Jeremy Drummond

Emily vey Duke VS. Daniel Cockburn         

Tuesday and I Remix (Jean-Paul Kelly)
       
     
Tuesday and I Remix (Jean-Paul Kelly)

4.00 Minutes, 2003

This video is part of a larger remix project where Jean-Paul Kelly invited artists to re-edit his 18-minute video entitled Tuesday and I. Through deleting Jean-Paul's words, the specifics of his emotional stress become non-existent. Only facial expressions, body gestures and the moments between words remain. The intimate, personal representation of the performer is transformed into an unspecified reflection regarding the anxieties of everyday life.

Additional artists in this ongoing series include Steve Reinke, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby.

Suburban Discipline
       
     
Suburban Discipline

6.45 Minutes, 2002

"Images from the underside of contemporary suburbia and the banal images of happy suburban family life slide, shift and displace one another on a screen subdivided into 3 discrete environments. Through constantly disappearing and reappearing scenes of driving past today's suburban enclaves and new construction sites, sounds of children playing, the shocking image of a rat drowned in a turquoise blue pool, and scenes from 1950's film and television, Drummond creates a powerful visual essay that mimics a dialectic between nostalgia and reality, and inserts moments of domestic violence into the landscape of suburban myths. -- Lynne Fernie, HotDocs International Documentary Film festival

The Storage Room
       
     
The Storage Room

2.50 Minutes, 2001

Reflecting upon his childhood, Drummond contemplates memories surrounding his parents' initiative to develop and realize the first progressive, open-minded business for human sexuality in Western Canada... The Love Shop. Particular emphasis is placed upon how these memories have affected the artist in adult life. 

Winner of the Best Experimental Video Award
Reeling: 22nd Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival (Chicago, USA) 

My Heart the Lunchbox
       
     
My Heart the Lunchbox

Collaboration with Sarah Abbott, 1.45 Minutes, 2001

Drummond takes a humorous look at a single incident from his youth and isolates the jelling of personality in relation to how we form our sexual/love molds. 

"This videotape was originally produced for the "My Heart" series, a project initiated by Nikki Forrest, Annie Martin and Nelson Henricks that includes a number of short, collaborative video works based upon the theme of 'love'. The resulting works create an index of the different aspects of love that are as dizzying and diverse as our experience of love itself." ---Videographe, Montreal

Additional artists in the series include:

Nikki Forrest, Nelson Henricks, Annie Martin, Cooper Battersby, Wendy Coburn, Meesoo Lee, Gerald McCadden, Tricia Middleton, Clark Nikolai, Joel Taylor, Emily Vey Duke, Wayne Yung, Dusty Chaps & Rusty Nails, Anne Golden, Joe Hiscott and Deborah Van Slet.

My Heart the Prophet
       
     
My Heart the Prophet

Collaboration with Sarah Abbott, 1.45 Minutes, 2001 

Abbott reflects on her unfortunate experience with childhood love.

"This videotape was originally produced for the "My Heart" series, a project initiated by Nikki Forrest, Annie Martin and Nelson Henricks that includes a number of short, collaborative video works based upon the theme of 'love'. The resulting works create an index of the different aspects of love that are as dizzying and diverse as our experience of love itself." --Videographe, Montreal

Additional artists in the series include:

Nikki Forrest, Nelson Henricks, Annie Martin, Cooper Battersby, Wendy Coburn, Meesoo Lee, Gerald McCadden, Tricia Middleton, Clark Nikolai, Joel Taylor, Emily Vey Duke, Wayne Yung, Dusty Chaps & Rusty Nails, Anne Golden, Joe Hiscott and Deborah Van Slet. 

Untitled
       
     
Untitled

5.45 Minutes 2001

Using both stolen and original footage, this tape plays with, and subverts the conventions of broadcast television. Of particular interest are the ways in which the human body is represented and perceived through television media.

Spit
       
     
Spit

2.27 Minutes, 2000

Influenced by the writings of Georges Bataille, Julia Kristeva, and notions of beauty in contemporary media culture. Spit celebrates the aesthetics of a so-called distasteful act.

Winner of the No Budget Award, Cinematexas Festival of Short Film & Video (Austin, USA) 

"The latest and best in Drummond's continuing series of performance videos celebrating "distasteful" bodily secretions." -- Images Festival

"Jeremy Drummond plants a big, sloppy wet one on the lens in a video of hypnotic form and nauseous content... or is it the other way around? The florid pink of lips, the flash of teeth and caress of tongue against a roaring suck reveal the lovely and harrowing in an act of exuberant repulsiveness." -- Spencer Parsons, Cinematexas

 

Blueprint
       
     
Blueprint

4.06 Minutes, 2000

This video was commissioned by Pleasure Dome (Toronto, Canada) for the program A Blue Print For Moving Images in the 21st Century.

Additional artists in the program include:

Helen Hill, Maija Martin, Linda Feesey, Ho Tam, Robert Ariganello, Robert Lee, Judith Doyle, and Andrew James Patterson.

 

Steve Reinke's text to accompany Drummond's artist pages for Pleasure Dome's Blueprint catalogue:

"Jeremy Drummond

Once an old and honoured poet left his wife for a boy poet and he wrote the boy "Sonnet to the Asshole," which may have been specifically about the boy's particular asshole, but, being a poem, was also about assholes in general. This was in Paris, a city so ugly the citizens turned inwards and developed their tongues and noses to a degree we find unimaginable. We cannot even tell the difference between a fine and mediocre truffle! What hope do we have in distinguishing one asshole from another. We lack sophistication. We cannot be poets or gourmands, but merely vulgar. The vulgar speak vulgar. Wash their mouths out with soap. They froth like rabid squirrels. In the end nothing is clean and they just spew forth more vulgarity. Is it possible to be clean and dirty at the same time? Only if you are a poet. Pure and vulgar. Let my mouth be your anus, and the nose everywhere, picking up stray molecules. Soap just leaves a scum. If you leave things alone long enough they learn to clean themselves, they develop a personality. A pong. City of lights! Only because the sun never shines. Citizens scurrying along the grey streets. They don't use maps, they just follow their noses and arrive in little holes where a snack costs forty-five dollars. When poets procreate all we get is a pile of words that don't make sense. Cross the honoured, old poet (Verlaine) with the wild, young poet (Rimbaud): Bataille."

 

I Touch Myself
       
     
I Touch Myself

3.46 Minutes, 1999

I Touch Myself reflects upon a childhood experience transformed into an adult fantasy. The ways in which time and distance have the capacity to transform, reconstruct, contradict memories are explored.

Stallworks: Act One
       
     
Stallworks: Act One

1:06 Minutes, 1999

Derived from the study of 100 Polaroids of bathroom graffiti, these performance videos form a relationship between anonymous communication, filth and cleanliness, and connections between excrement and human sexuality. 

"Excremental culture you can dance to. Drummond's work harken's back to the early days of body art, performance video, and b/w portapacks that required serious gym training in order to hand hold. The first of a three-part series of miniatures set in public toilets, this opening chapter is a scratch video for the butt, a shit samba that celebrates the body's most private opening. The gestures of opening and closing, admitting and repulsing, are subject to a digital review. Playtime not real time. This is what happens before the shit hits the fan." -- Mike Hoolboom, Images Festival

"The most interesting shit you'll ever see." Jerermy Fleishman, Cinematexas

Stallworks: Act Two
       
     
Stallworks: Act Two

2:15 Minutes, 1999

Derived from the study of 100 Polaroids of bathroom graffiti, these performance videos form a relationship between anonymous communication, filth and cleanliness, and connections between excrement and human sexuality. 

Stallworks: Act Three
       
     
Stallworks: Act Three

2:32 Minutes, 1999

Derived from the study of 100 Polaroids of bathroom graffiti, these performance videos form a relationship between anonymous communication, filth and cleanliness, and connections between excrement and human sexuality. 

White Christmas
       
     
White Christmas

1.32 Minutes, 1998

A music video for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" featuring mechanical children involved in sexually-induced activities, as found on display in a shopping mall in London, ON, Canada.