video

Screenings

               2013 Where we were not Part I: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ story Scissors & Tape: DIY Female Animation Screening, Filmpool, (SK) Queer City Cinema International Film and Video Festival (Regina, SK) Pitos 2 (Prince Albert, SK) Stuff That Matters, ACCM (Montreal) Welcome to Kanata, Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa) Saskatchewan […]

Tête-à-Tête Media Talks (screening curator, workshops, artist talk, round table)

  Screening curator   Becoming undone through experimental video How we remember is a process of becoming. The mediation of self and society through film, television, reality tv and social media sites articulates subjectivity as a relationship (or ordering) of image, time and sound. The body is revealed by these methods as a location, or […]

Worse things

The video “Worse things” looks at how images of alienation and isolation are represented with utter sincerity, desperation, courage and hope on the Internet. Musicals are mixed with confessional-style videos and karaoke to reveal the narrative underpinnings of sexual abuse survival, while educational films from the 1950’s punctuate the piece with expressions of morality, shame and desire […]

WHERE WE WERE NOT, PART I: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story

This is the first part of a four part experimental animated documentary I am working on about criminalization in Canada. Having worked for the past five years on art projects with marginalized and criminalized individuals, I am interested in sharing some of their stories and insights. Many women find creative ways to survive, their stories […]

Love is a Hunter

Love is a Hunter (2010)  This animation uses watercolor paintings of child-morphed creatures, poppies and dismembered legs, based on collaged photos from my animation ‘Nothing ever happened’, to produce a commentary on loss. Set to the song ‘Love is a Hunter’ by Rae Spoon reminds us that love can be transformative, but sometimes the intensity of […]

Nothing ever happened

Nothing ever happened (2009) is an experimental animation that illustrates a surreal internal landscape occupied by child creatures and animal imagery. A child goes off to school and must reevaluate everything they have known. Fish, dogs, cats & birds interact with fish tanks, living room furniture, poppies, school busses and the first artificial heart technology. They […]

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 […]