collaborations

Head & Hands workshops

YPP & J2K Publication J2K    With support from articule, musician Rae Spoon and multidisciplinary artist Jessica MacCormack have been facilitating a series of workshops for youth using experimental animation and sound/music to explore ideas surrounding institutions and gender identities at the Head and Hands J2K youth drop in and Young Parents Program for three months. […]

Joan

Joan (2010) is a music video that confronts the viewer with the violence trans people face in their daily lives. Featuring portraits of gender queers from around the world, as well as a few famous faces from Canada, the video offers recognition for the difficulty in surviving oppressive conditions. The love song, an anthem against transphobia, reminds […]

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 […]

Crossing Communities Art Project

  From 2007-2011 I facilitated workshops with various communities of marginalized women and youth.  As artist in residence at Crossing Communities Art Project in Winnipeg, I facilitated the production of many individual and group artworks and videos. The projects address the interests and personal narratives of the participants while introducing new skills and concepts of […]

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 […]