DANIEL MCKERNAN: THE AUTO-BIOGRAPHICAL SIDESHOW:
OFFICIAL BIO


Dannyboy Daniel McKernan is a New York based artist (though a native New Orleanian). His projections can be seen at Thighpaulsandra's and Black Sun Productions' live performances throughout Europe. He has mixed live video projections for Cyclobe's performance at the Donaufestival in Krems, Austria. He was part of Coil's only US performance (availabvle now on COLOR SOUND OBLIVION).

His interactive video installation, Is Evolution Evil? featuring Amanda Lepore, was scored by Thighpaulsandra and released as an Enhanced-CD through Brainwashed's Handmade Series (HAND003); it features accompanying video & essay regarding gender, genetic art and plastic surgery.

In 2007, he & Richie Rennt curated a program called HOMOCCULT & OTHER ESOTEROTICA for the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Fest (which features works by Lee Adams, Ron Athey, Black Sun Productions, Terence Koh, Edward O'Dowd, Micki Pellerano, Breyer P-Orridge, Roberto Ratti, SUPERM (Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny), The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, and Todd Verow). It has since played at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, at OutFest in LA, and most recently at Visions of Excess as part of the Spill Festival and at The Horse Hospital in London. It is next in Berlin a the XPOSED Film Fest on June 17, 2009.

Daniel's newest video work, A Well Hung Monk in collaboration with Black Sun Productions, has been screened at MIX NYC 2008, at the Torino 24th Film Fest: From Sodom to Hollywood in Italy, and soon to be at TLV International LGBT Film Fest in Tel Aviv, Isreal.

His latest interactive video installation, The Magick H8-Ball featuring Sophia Lamar and programmed by Burle Avant, premiered at MIX NYC and then soonafter showed at the Westside Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

In 2009, Daniel co-curated and was part of the group show, One Night Stand, at Envoy Gallery, NYC, and was part of OTK Discipline at Starr Space in Brooklyn, organized by Gio Black Peter & Brian Kenny.

Afterwards, he curated HOMOCCULT V.2: Luminous Darkness for MIX NYC 2009. It has since screened in San Francisco and London.

In 2010, he went down to do visual projections for the Portuguese production of Hedwig & the Angry Inch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has also participated in a number of occult ritual performances in NYC directed by Micki Pellerano. Most recently, he completed a music video for Little Annie's "Billy Martin Requiem" (new album, Genderful) which was released for her recent European tour with Marc Almond & Baby Dee. His photography is soon-to-be published in the upcoming issue of the NY-based art-zine, K48 (help fund the project here), as well as used as album artwork for a pending release of the Coil album recorded in Trent Reznor's New Orleans studios, Backwards. Lastly, a short film in collaboration with Sophia Lamar will be premiering by spring 2011, featuring a soundtrack by cellist John Contreras (of Current 93 & Cyclobe).

Select festivals & screenings:
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS (San Francisco, CA) 2010
TEATRO DAS ARTES (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 2010
THE HORSE HOSPITAL (London, UK) 2010
XPOSED INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FILM FEST (Berlin, Germany) 2010
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FEST (Indio, CA) 2010
MADRE MUSEUM - NAPOLI TEATRO FESTIVAL (Naples, Italy) 2009
MIX MEXICO (Mexico City, Mexico) 2009
THE HORSE HOSPITAL (London, UK) 2009
TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FEST (Tel Aviv, Isreal) 2009
TORINO GLBT FILM FEST (Torino, Italy) 2009
VISIONS OF EXCESS - SPILL FESTIVAL (London, UK) 2009
MIX NYC EXPERIMENTAL FILM FEST (New York, NY) 2008
OUTFEST (Los Angeles, CA) 2008
NEWFEST (New York, NY) 2008
QUEER CITY CINEMA (Regina, Canada) 2008
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS (San Francisco, CA) 2008
MIX NYC EXPERIMENTAL FILM FEST (New York, NY) 2007
DADA-INDUSTRIAL NIGHTS (Pavia, Italy) 2007
DONAUFESTIVAL (Krems, Austria) 2007
BRAINWAVES FESTIVAL (Boston, MA) 2006
NANOFESTIVAL (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) 2004
DOUR FESTIVAL (Dour, Belgium) 2002


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