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Maggie Roberts
Artist > Rim Dweller

0rphan drift CV

2005 - current.        0rphan drift Phase 2

In its current phase, 0rphan Drift works are made by Mer Roberts (Capetown and London) and Ranu Mukherjee (San Francisco). Current work production is intentioned for gallery exhibition and consists of screen projection, collage, painting, installation and text.

0rphan drift Solo Exhibitions:

2003 'DOUBLE WALKER' - Multiple TV - presented audio visual filmic piece. Pitt Gallery, Vancouver. Funded by British Council and Canadian Arts Board.

2002 'MOTION CAPTURE' and 'MISCHIEF' - Residency culminating in a series of collaborative events between 0rphan Drift and audio artists, notably Kode9. Minimum Existence, London.

2000 'TECHNICAL SUPPORT' - Video installation in Zero Degree Monstrosities festival, Digital Earth. Artspeak gallery, Vancouver. 'CARRIER' - Installation of video, audio, diodes and scaffolding in 4 rooms. Projectsrom, KunstnernesHus, Oslo (the Nordraaks Prize Recipient for 2000).

1999 'SYZYGY' - Installation of digital collages based on 5 fictional avatars animated by video, audio and live performers, curation of entry space with exhibition of related artists works, seminars and workshops. Beaconsfield Arts, London. Funded by the Arts Council of England.

1996 'ARIADNE'S GONE VIRTUAL' - Mixed media/audio visual labyrinth installation, 30 Underwood Street Gallery, London.

1994 '0(rphan)d(rift>)' - Photographic installation, Cabinet Gallery, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010 Apocalyptic Postcards in 'SHADOWSHOP', 'The More Things Change', San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

2009 'A WILDERNESS OF ELSEWHERES', in 'Obsidiana',Galeria AFA, Santiago, Chile. ScreenLab at Studio for Urban Project(ion)s, San Francisco.

2008 'VIVIDWILD', Fort Gallery, Oakland, C.A. 'Eccentric Spaces and Serious Pleasures', The Colony Room at New Langton Arts, San Francisco.

2002 'SHARPENING THE ARROWS, DISTILLING POWER, INCREASING DESIRE' - Video and photographic exhibition, Bang The Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2001 'SLIK' - large computer printout in 'Century City Exhibition', Tate Modern, London.

2000 'MARTIN' Commercial Gallery and Atlantis, London Travelled; Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Maygood Gallery, Newcastle and Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw. 'Viper TV' Bank, London and satellite venues.

1999 'EXPO-DESTRUCTO' - Poster Studio, London.

1998 'MARTIN' - Commercial Gallery and Atlantis, London. Toured: Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Maygood Gallery, Newcastle and Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw.

1997 'POST' - GPO Building, Edinburgh. 'BIG BLUE' - Coins Coffee Store, London. 'POPOCULTURAL 2', Southampton City Art Gallery, UK.

1996 'DIAGRAM VIBRATION' - Installation in 'Charge of the Light Brigade',Bank, London.
Accompanied by performance collaboration with Nick Land @Bank T.V.

1995 'HANGING PICNIC' - Factual Nonsense, London. 'MACHINE VISION' - A remix of the Predator films. The Factory, Rotterdam.


2012 '0(rphan)d(rift>) CYBERPOSITIVE' - Relaunch with texts by Nick Land & 0D. published by Cabinet II and Mute Magazine

'RENEGADE ACADEMIA' review by Simon Reynolds in D.J. Spooky's 'SOUND UNBOUND' collection of essays. 'APOCALYPSE HYPERSTITIONS' - with Delphi Carstens of Simulflow. Capetown, South Africa.

2007 'LIQUID LATTICES' - collaborative text and images with CCRU for 'Frozen Tears 3', publ. London 2008.

2004 Booklet to accompany 'TECHGNOSIS' audio visual event, Cape Town, SA.

1999 'MESHED' a Katacomic - text by CCRU, imagery by 0rphan drift. 'HYBRIDIZED' - Video compilation of 5 shorts with commissioned sound track. 'RADIUS SUCK' - Vocals for audio compilation by Ocosi and Kode9.

1997 'ZONE CODES' - i/o/d, Underground Publications on-line.

1996 Imagery for Cyberarchitectures feature in 'Architecture Association Magazine', London.
Imagery for 'Mind Virus2' CD Rom, Australia.

'0(rphan)d(rift>) CYBERPOSITIVE' - novel, Cabinet Editions, London. 'YouV gen' - Short story, Mute Magazine, pilot issue, London. 0D CODES and Interview - Fringeware Review, Texas.

Video work, Screenings, Live Mixing and Performance:

2012 'Spectral Flow' video for 'Hyperstition' TED talk by Delphi Carstens.

2011 Screenings at Virtual Futures 2.0'11. 'Digital Narratives: Fear of the Flesh'. University of Warwick.

2010 Screening of 0rphan Drift's 'A WILDERNESS OF ELSEWHERES' in 'Videohole', Noma Gallery. San Francisco.

2009 Screenings various at the International Tattoo Convention, Capetown, South Africa.

2008 Filming and editing of four short video pieces for screening at GROOVY TROOPERS/SIMULFLOW events.

Screening 'Rituals of Vodou', Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2005 Screening of four shorts - South African Ghost Stories. Raindance Film Festival, London.

2004 Screenings: N.Y. Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Jacmel Film Festival-Fondation Sant D'A, Jakmel Haiti.
0rphan drift-Simulflow collaborations for the Viral Lounge, Capetown.
Tipper, DNA Lounge, San Francisco.
BTX vs the Catacoombs of Boom, San Francisco.
Lucid, Soluna and Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco.

2003 Art Live3, Festival of Contaminations, Turin. Residency in San Francisco working for audio visual installation 'DOUBLE WALKER', at the Pitt Gallery, Vancouver. June-July 2003. Funded by the British Council and Canadian Arts. 'OCEAN SENTENCE' and 'INTIMATTER' - Narrative/experimental short films. Capetown, SA.

Exotic Erotic, Cow Palace, San Francisco. Photek, DNA Lounge, San Francisco. 0d, Milk Bar, Vancouver.

2002 'PALE RIDERS' - Video screening at the Salt River Centre, Capetown. 'P.A.Z.' and related videos - 'Nuevas Tecnologias de Genero', University of Valencia, Spain. 0D videos - Burning Man, Friends and Family Campout , Mendocino Ca. 'KAPONE' - 0rphan Drift and Kode9 collaboration. screening with live audio, during Raindance Film Festival, London. '20 i SKOGEN' - Theatre performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway. Video Riot, Transcinema Festival, D7/Emarcadero, San Francisco.
Oojami, Barbican Centre, London and Babylon, Istanbul.
Soundscapes, Belgrade Yard Sound System, Belgrade.

2001 'P.A.Z.' 'permanent autonomous zone' - 15 min. DV piece on skin and ink, video as a body without organs. Horse Hospital, London. Raindance Film Festival opening, Global Cafe, London. Video set for 'AI' Steven Spielberg film featuring Ministry.

2000 'LINEAMENTS OF THE LWA' - 30 minute DV film essay on Vodun deities in Haitian art and culture. Funded by the Haiti Support Group. October Gallery, London. Kinokulture, The Chamber of Pop Culture, Horse Hospital, London. 'SPIDERMAN' - 4 minute video piece presented by Simon Reynolds for Pop Unlimited, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen. Nine Inch Nails 'Fragile' Tour USA Videographics for LED screen. 'Rhythm and Stealth' Tour Europe Videographics for Leftfield. International Videoprogramm Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, curated by Angelika Richter, travelled; Trafo Galerie, Budapest, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow. 'Feels Like Vodou Spirit', October Gallery, London.
Cinemuerte International Horror Film Festival, Vancouver.
International Conference on Semiotics, University of Urbino, Italy.

1999 '9006' - 16 minute video, Pop Promo Showcase, Raindance Film Festival, Metro Cinema, London. 'NERVE' I.C.A., London live video mixing.'XCHROMOSOMES'CD launch, Scala, London.
Fick, The Drome, London.

1998 'PRESSURE' - 40 minute performance with video and vocals. Cyberia, London. 'Viper T.V.', Bank. London.

1997 'BRUISES' - 20 min video piece and slide mixing for John Cage, 'Classic', inaugural concert by (rout), Beaconsfield Arts, London. Audiovisuls, BAKspace, London.

1996 'ORISA BLEED' - Audiovisual performance piece,'Thinking Alien', Leeds University. Performance @ Reembodiment, Goldsmiths University, London. Contributions to Blast 4, BIOINFORMATICA, New York.

1995 'REPLICANT VISION' - Video projections, Technophobia Conference, ICA, London. 'VOID' - Multimedia Festival, Norway. 'DEATH SIMSTIM' 'Virtual Futures2', Warwick University 20 minute performance.
0rphan drift book launch, Poster Studio, London.
'Possession'. 121 Centre, London.

Work has been reviewed in Mute magazine, Art Monthly, Frieze, ID, Fringeware Review, Time Out, Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian and reZonings 2.


Ranu Mukherjee   Mer Roberts
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