institutional critique

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 […]

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 […]

work=worth=innocence

      On Thursday we met at Berri-UQAM. Not all people in the group had met each other before today. The intention was to meet and discuss the situation/the articles/mental illness/police violence/oppression and decide what to do do. Karen said, “I don’t feel comfortable wearing the shirt.”  I said it was okay, no one had […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]