Interactive installations. Performance art. Arts-based Research. Often musical, always humorous, ideally enjoyable and increasingly academic. Here are a few of my favourite creations.
Birthing (a thesis), 2017
A performative comedic inquiry into the lived experience of the socio-emotional production of a Canadian graduate thesis employing only “stock” digital online footage and audio to explore the discursively bland undercurrents promoted through images of aspirational normativity and associated daily practices, approached through the lens of female-identified pregnancy and birth, with a critical voice on the culture of academic critique. 2017. Created as part of Brave New Works, Whitehorse, Fall 2017
Screened at Dawson City International Short Film Fest 2018
Getting Ripped for the Apocalypse COMING SUMMER 2019
In a world gone wrong, laid to waste in violent waves of destruction, what will you do to survive?
Join us in cardiovascular glory as we run, kick and punch our way to a better future.
Getting Ripped for the Apocalypse teaches you workouts for each of the nightmare scenarios that are just around the corner; Nuclear, Zombies, Peak Oil, Climate Crisis, Magnetic Pole Reversal, and so much more.
What are you gonna do when the apocalypse comes for you?
Die in fear in the first days like the sluggish office worker and netflix addict you know you are? Or, you can get ready, get prepped, get ripped for the apocalypse!
Patched Skirt, Moving Home Project, 2005-2017
This skirt was my contribution to a group arts-based research project I coordinated for my MA research at York University. My thesis explores the embodiment of transience created by moving around in multiple foster and group home placements as a child. How do we carry movement, and hold it in our bodies? How do we wear our past displacements upon us? How is transience embodied over time? What can we learn from the hyper-mobile?
This is what I wore for well over a year as a street kid, and movement is represented quite literally through railroad, state, and province patches on the skirt. The sheer wear and tear of street life represents transience in a powerful way.