animation

Psychic Capital

Psychic Capital (2009) combines experimental animation and sound to explore how identity development is informed (and sometimes controlled) by psychiatry’s relationship with capitalism and it’s broader political objectives. The video focuses on three themes, the history of psychiatry and its relationship to capitalism/consumerism in North America, the MKULTRA experiments in Montreal during the Cold War, and how the […]

The MacMeyer P_______ Project in Calgary 2008

Interventions on fundraiser’s and charity t-shirts. … for RENT COTROLE LEGALIZE SLEEPING ON PUBLIC BENCHES THE MAD DASH FOR CROHN’S & COLITIS FREE MENTAL HEALTH CARE RUN AND WALK I HAVE THE POWER TO PREVENT DEATH … for ABORIGINAL YOUTH INITIATIVES REINTRODUCING SMOKING IN PRISONS BLOOD DRIVE FOR THE CRIMINALIZATION OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY I […]

We become our own wolves

We become our own wolves (2007) During the summer of 2007, while on a residency with Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre/ The Artel, I worked on an art project with the women in The Isabel MacNeil House (the only low security federal prison for women in Canada). For three weeks I met with the women three […]

Jugendknast (youth prison Weimar)

  While living in Germany I created a series of projects to raise awareness of the human rights violations at Weimar’s youth prison. After completing a poster campaign (in collaboration with Mike Young and committee), animation (in collaboration with Steven Brown) and blog I constructed a “roadside” style memorial on the prison fence, with flowers, […]

I didn’t know what to say to him

I didn’t know what to say to him (2007), made in collaboration with sound artist Steven Matthew Brown, comes in response to the official Report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on the conditions at Weimar/Ichtershausen Juvenile Prison in Germany. The animation uses excerpts from the […]

Weimar West youth animation workshops

In 2007, various artistic workshops were offered to the youth of Weimar West. Sound artist Alexandre  Decoupigny mixed songs with the youth for their videos. I was interested in working with local youth as part of my larger project on the inhuman treatment of youth at  the local youth prison: Jugendnast Reform.               […]

YouTube 2006

In this project I construct a series of internet personas on YouTube. Within the frame of current global internet communities, I aimed to highlight how identity formation, representation and the media on the internet relates to surveillance. These constructed personas interacted with each other and the YouTube community to problematize concepts of visibility/representation as legitimacy […]