animals

Adele Breese: life after life

My friend Adele This is a project I have been working on the last few years with my friend Adele. When I met her 5 years ago, she was serving a life sentence on parole, after doing 16 years inside. Over the years we became close friends, she was someone I loved and trusted, someone […]

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 […]

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 […]