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jamesdeagle
jamesdeagle
I am a single dad who creates art films, video art, and music here in Ottawa, Canada, and am working towards making these activities my full-time vocation and primary household revenue stream.
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"For the Trees" is my sixth album (also available for download at jamesdeagle.bandcamp.com), and is  the follow-up to my previous number, "Missing the Forest". (The two albums were intended to be companion pieces from the very outset, and were created almost simultaneously, a fact hinted at by the way their respective titles, when taken together, combine to form a familiar idiom, as well as by the identical dedications.) As with "Missing the Forest", I have gone all-in on experimental electronic music, with strong influences from the earlier decades of the genre.

This work is dedicated to the female pioneers of electronic music, including (but not necessarily limited to):

Delia Derbyshire
Daphne Oram
Eliane Radigue
Suzanne Ciani
Laurie Spiegel
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"Missing the Forest" is my fifth album (also available for download at jamesdeagle.bandcamp.com), and this time around I have gone all-in on experimental electronic music, with strong influences from the earlier decades of the genre.

This work is dedicated to the female pioneers of electronic music, including (but not necessarily limited to):

Delia Derbyshire
Daphne Oram
Eliane Radigue
Suzanne Ciani
Laurie Spiegel

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This is a video I put together from some clips I had shot at the Bayshore transit station while waiting for a bus. It is strictly a mood piece created on a day when I was feeling the weight of the world a little heavier than usual.
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This is a public service announcement.

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Art for the sake of contemplation, with footage shot on the bank of the Carp River almost two weeks ago, on what would be my last extended walk before this year's first snowfall.

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This is just a simple mood piece for those who, like me, often feel a brief sense of the world closing in on them once the lights are off and the house is quiet, with no external stimuli to distract them from their inner universe. I live with depression and anxiety, and so I consider this phenomenon to be those afflictions wishing me a good night.

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This project was conceived and executed while my household was on lockdown due to one of my kids bringing home a case of head lice. My initial idea was to create an itching, frantic fever dream not about lice, per se, but about a distinct and more insidious affliction known as "the idea of lice". (If you've ever found yourself with power of suggestion itches while watching "Hoarders", then by default I trust you can understand the sleepless torment that comes with "the idea of lice", particularly in the early stages.) 

As the flower of my initial idea began to bloom in the handwritten pages of my journal, however, other themes and ideas began to emerge, along with a title that made me snicker uncontrollably, and so the focus of the story shifted to something else altogether. Therefore, in the finished product, there is only a fleeting visual reference to lice, and in the newer context lice represents not something that weighs on the person's mind, but rather is a stand-in for those things in life that we bloody well know demand action or remedy, but ignore altogether until they become much worse.

Although nothing about this film is random or meaningless to me, I'll leave it to you to figure out for yourself how the above-noted state of denial fits into the overall scheme, and what this piece as a whole actually means. As it is, I've already said too much - "interpretation" is the final stage of artistic creation, and is the exclusive domain of the viewer. Thus, I would never wish to deprive you, the viewer, of your sacred right to piece it all together in your own mind, and embrace an interpretation that speaks to you.
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"Bodies at War" was originally conceived as a spoken-work performance piece for two voices, and was first presented in that form in a table reading by the In/Words Writer's Circle at Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa on August 5, 2015. It was first publicly performed by Kiwi Kadabra and James Deagle on August 14, 2015 as part of the Umi Open Mic at the Tea Store in Ottawa. Thank you to everyone involved with both events for their participation and honest opinions - this work is much improved because of it.

The original written piece had its start with an experiment in which I went through a women's lifestyle magazine (the title of which I have long forgotten), and jotted down the first words on each page that jumped out to me. The "First Movement" of "Bodies at War" preserves those snippets in the order which the magazine presented them to me, with the repetition of phrases being the only poetic license exercised. 

This video is only the first half of "Bodies at War" - work on the "Second Movement" is underway, and will be released soon. That piece will go under the surface of the themes presented here. 
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from 16 Nov, 2019

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This video features some very short snippets of a woman from a Socialites commercial from the 1970s. As of this writing (October 20, 2019), that product line and its parent company (United States Shoe Corporation) no longer exists, and so I am unsure of the copyright status of that footage, and once I can ascertain the copyright status of said footage, I will correct the copyright notice in the end credits accordingly and re-upload the amended video.

The musical accompaniment is a short original composition of mine, "October 20".

The title for this video was suggested by Anastasia on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NastyaTheOne/stat...). Thanks, Anastasia!

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