VANCOUVER NEW YORK DRESDEN CHARLOTTETOWN CHICAGO LONDON MONTREAL BERLIN

VANCOUVER QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL

These photos below are of my performance ‘Stop Beating Yourself Up‘ are painful to look at now! I suffered a severe concussion from my performance at The Vancouver Queer Arts Festival which I am still recovering from 6 months later. Thank you for all the healing vibes everyone sent to me from across the world.  Contrary to popular belief, the blood was fake and I didn’t hit myself hard BUT it was the multiple light blows to the head that did me in. Don’t do this at home folks! Photos below by Belle Ancell. More photos can be seen here by Katie Stewart and Fenner Rumble.  Please stop beating yourselves up! For real! I have! This performance will never be repeated ever again.  Thank you to Winnie Superhova for assisting me and Hugs for being my paramedic and huge hugs to Terry my platonic brosband and Ray Tardigrade for aftercare.

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In Vancouver I was delighted to put together TRIGGER WARNING. This was a challenging and transformative experience as a curator. I created a strong bill of mostly North American video artists followed by a discussion facilitated by Gwen Haworth. Graphic Design by Nabeela Vega.

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Check out my hyper talented artists:

Claire Arctander
Isabelle Frances McGuire
Vika Kirchenbauer
Jade Yumang
Jesika Joy
Sarah HillCreighton Baxter
Patty Chang
Morgan M Page
Kimura Byol
Jenny Lin
Philip Huang
Jacqueline Mary
Eduardo Restrepo
Mée Rose & Leanne Lapspace

 

CHICAGO

It was my first time in Chicago! I had the joy of creating a new wearable textiles work entitled Chimeras for the Out of Site Chicago Festival. I also had the honour of working with fellow performance artists Emilio Rojas, Mev Luna and dancer Lailye Weidman. I was assisted by my good friend Nabeela Vega who helped me incredibly as my concussion was still very strong.

ART IN THE OPEN

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Ice Dreams:  Coral Short, Jackson Martin and Russell Louder collaborated to create fresh cool contemporary edible art infused with spells – inventing several kinds of ice cream to feed the public within this town is small project‘s marketplace. The ice cream was bursting with a fascinating range of mood changing ingredients. Making wishes is an act of magic that we invited the audience to partake in – creating a sense of hope and well-being. View photos here taken by Veronique Mystique. Graphic design by Nabeela Vega. Thanks to Juls Generic for letting us create an ice cream factory in Halifax!

At this extraordinary festival Art in the Open in P.E.I. I did three performances in one day (plus handing out 500 portions of Ice Dreams which I have to say with the concussion was a miracle!) My teenage assistant Russell Louder performed Plush and I live streamed it internationally with Periscope. Big ups to  my curator Becka Viau who was wonderful to me throughout the festival. I cannot recommend this festival enough!

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I collaborated for Scream Choir AND Laugh Choir with Sarah Wendt. Thank goodness for collaborations! Huge thanks to my collaborators as I couldn’t of pulled off four performance without them!

HAMILTON

In Hamilton I performed Nest (with a concussion) at Supercrawl. Huge thanks to my assistants Mee Rose and Alvis Parsley for performing Plush for me as my doctor would not allow me to perform. And huge shout out to my platonic wife Sarah Fuchs for coming out from Toronto to give me love and moral support.

ARTIST RESIDENCY

For the month of October I did a ceramics residency at Creations Li Studio. It was such a healing experience because I was off the internet and working with clay was very good for my brain. Also the company was AMAZING😉

DRESDEN GERMANY

Future Visions was one of the two pieces selected by our curators from Les Htmlles last year to travel to the CYNETART FESTIVAL in Dresden Germany. New sparkles now when you move the mouse! and a special one card spread for mobile phones all thanks to my genius collaborator Angela Gabereau.

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FUTURE VISIONS ALSO IN OTHER WORLDS ZINE

Hand screen printed by Vanessa Adams

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MIX NYC

I curated Love is Like the Weather at Mix and I have to say I am very proud of this bill. It has morphed through time and runs tight and smooth now. It was incredible to have so many talented filmmakers up on the stage with me doing Q & A. I am honoured to work with these contemporary video art superstars:  Raphaële Frigon, lamathilde, GAYMOUS, Shayo Detchema, Nabeela Vega , Vincent Chevalier, Malic Amalya, Nikki Forrest, Dayna McLeod and Jackie Gallant, Sofia Moreno, Elisha Lim and Raven Davis, Rae Spoon & Chelsea McMullan, larose s. larose, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño & Nash Glynn, Joshua Vettivelu, Kristin Li, and M. O’Herlihy. Many of the artists got scouted by other curators which I am thrilled by. In more miraculous news this bill is being brought into the university classroom for Gender and Performance at Concordia University in April taught by D.J. Fraser and the students’ final exam will be based on these ground breaking filmmakers!!!

❤ BACK TO CHICAGO❤

I am so in love with Chicago and had two shows in December there ON THE SAME DAY which was unbelievable! Arrangement screened at curation put on by Video Video Zine

 

Nabeela Vega and I performed our new piece entitled YOU curated by Duos by means of the Periscope ap projected onto Nabeela’s body. This event was curated by Mothergirl and  Anja Morell at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Vega and I slowly fed each other rose petals through the screen – celebrating one year of platonic love. We have been there for each other through many life occurrences and continue to stand side by side, strong in our platonic romance.

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BERLIN TIMES

I am living part time in Berlin now and am curating monthly film screenings. If you think you have anything to offer to these programs: FEMININITY, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION and EXCESS please do! April – September bills still have some space.

The first bill in the series will be the TRIGGER WARNING bill January 29 and the second bill will be QUEER FUTURES curated out of  the Future Visions project on February 26. I have always wanted to show some of my favourite future visions so I am very excited to present this bill. These first two bills will be hosted by the magical  BERLIN COVEN.

For the PLEASUREPAIN

bill in March at Silver Future I am pleased to announce filmmakers Jacqueline Mary and Mee Rose will be in attendance for Q & A.

I am doing my first performance ever at the Kopi’s Queer Gala – the most wild and radical queer cabaret in Berlin on February 25. I am collaborating with Aubrey Heichemer who I have known for 5 years back when we lived in the Bay Area together. She has the skillset to conduct for our new project… and strangely everyone we have asked to be in our FAKE ORGASM CHOIR is up for it! People are less shy than I thought. This piece will be dedicated to sex workers.

And in other new news looks like our FAKE ORGASM CHOIR sound project and PAIN & PLEASURE curation may be coming to LONDON ENGLAND at the end of April to Club Wotever!!

 

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BERLIN COPENHAGEN AMSTERDAM CHICAGO P.E.I. VANCOUVER OSHAWA NICE SEATTLE TORONTO

I am back from my whirlwind trip from Europe! Now I will have Montreal as my homebase as per usual for eight months.

I landed in Berlin and had a very enjoyable birthday with new and old friends. I was so inspired by Liz Rosenfeld, Sadie Weis, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, and Cary Cronenwett – all hyper talented North Americans who have moved to Berlin to create art and films. I curated Love is Like the Weather with my best friend Mascha Nehls who helps to organize Entzaubert – the most radical film festival in the world in a forest in a queer wagonplatz!

I had the honour of curating North American artists: Vincent Chevalier, Crystal Mason, Kristin Li, Josh VettiveluSofia MorenoNabeela VegaLamathildeJamie RossShayo DetchemaRaphaële FrigonNikki ForrestFlorence S. LaroseElisha LimGAYMOUSRae Spoon & Chelsea McMullanMalic AmalyaEduardo Restrepo Castaño & Nash GlynnE HearteDayna McLeod & Jackie Gallant.

Also I got to view a test run of CUNT LAB‘s new performance art work which was amazing. I was so pleased to provide performance art support for my friends at the Queer Gala at the Kopi which was an incredible night. It’s always one of my favourite nights in Berlin curated by Miss Tobi and If.

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I curated Love is Like the Weather in Denmark with Mix Copenhagen with the help of the Kapow Collective. There I met with amazing performance artists friends that I met in Beijing almost 5 years ago. Anu Ramdas, Nanna Lysholt Hansen and Trine Mee Sook. I wiki-edited for International Women’s Day and I got to add Anu, Nanna and Jane Jin Kaisen to Wikipedia! I also got to meet up with Birthe from the Feminine Moments blog.

AND! I curated an over sold out show in one of my favourite cities Amsterdam with the sweeties of Transcreen. I was inspired there by Eliza Steinbock, Sebastian Deline and k.g. guttman – all North Americans that have moved there to study, teach and create. Also my Italian tech friend Giuliana Dieni and I talked about an exciting future collaboration with Corrine Teed.

I managed to shoot and edit a few new films in Berlin as well one which I think will be a hit with Tamir Shmeltzer Frenkel Lederberg.

Back in North America this winter We Don’t Want to Marry was in the Outsider Fest in Austin. I was delighted to have my film Domesticity be a part of Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois –LE GIV AUX RVCQ in Quebec. On March 13 I was curated in Montreal by Kimura Byol for L’Institut Simone de Beauvoir célèbre les 40 ans du GIV / Simone de Beauvoir Institute Celebrates 40 Years of GIVNabeela Vega, Angela Gabereau and I also curated a QPOC version of Future Visions in Boston.

Also in Montreal at Edgy Redux at Studio 303 – Alexis O’Hara and Hannah Morrow joint MCed Future Visions for Nuit Blanche! Somehow by gay miracle we now have 117 video artists that foretell the queer future! Also Angela the hacker genius made a new one card spread so check that out here on your smart phone. Big thank you to Andrea Joy for making this epic projected audience interactive project come together.

I helped to buy a cinema! With The Party’s Over

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Upcoming news!

Lesbian Hand Gestures and Narcissus are making a comeback in Chicago with Cruising Tracks curated by Rebecca Ladida at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

In Vancouver I am performing Stop Beating Yourself Up. I can’t wait to see my communities there! I am performing at the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver this July! At the end of May I also have a show with the same work but it is a 5 minute video loop installation  in Oshawa at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery called Boxing: The Sweet Science curated by Linda Jansma. Stills from this performance shot by Morgan Sea are gracing the cover of the show’s catalogue.

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For the very first time in my life I am performing in Chicago at Out of Site with brand new secret work!

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I am travelling to Art in the Open in Prince Edward Island at the end of August with Plush and Scream Choir:

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Sarah Wendt and I are looking for people for our Scream Choir in Charlottetown if you know anyone or just want to join us for swimming in the Atlantic after screaming! Also we are creating a new choir for this festival – A Laugh Choir!

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Also Theory Boner is now available on Just Seeds and Etsy. This screenprinted zine is my first attempt at collage for many years and was curated by Mary Tremonte and Jenna Lee Forde in Toronto.

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My films are going on all sorts of adventures without me around the world!!!

Genderless Jellyfish and Narcissus are going to Seattle Transgender Film Festival 

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Genderless Jellyfish is going to Transcreen in Amsterdam in June.

We Don’t Want to Marry is going to In & Out in Nice France at the end of April.

All screenings thanks for my wonderful distributors GIV in Montreal.❤

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falling into the west coast winter

☽ ☾ SEPTEMBER ☽ ☾

 

For the fall equinox I curated for two days at Le Petit Versailles in the Lower East Side in New York alongside Yvette Choy and Troy Davis

Priestess of Ceremonies: Maya Suess

☽ ☾ ARTISTS ☽ ☾
Aja Rose Bond / Beth Frey / Cupid Ojala / Jade Yumang / Jamie Ross
Piera Yerkes Tif Robinette / The Cave Collective  / THE NYX PROJECT

☽ ☾ FILMMAKERS ☽ ☾

Cory Kram / Vivek Shraya / Barbara Roland / Pippi Zornoza / Sarah Pupo
SoJin Chun / Sophie Seita / JuanCarlos Zaldivar / Mihee-Nathalie Lemoine
Zuzu Knew / Joshua Vettivelu

LIVE SILK SCREENING  BY Out Of Line Press

Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops, and community projects.

On the very same night my video collaboration with my dear friend Pippi from Dirt Palace entitled Mother was screened at SVA in NYC as well! The work was installed on a loop in the gallery:

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After these magical experiences, I flew to Calgary to workshop and costume a brand new performance entitled Flânerie that I created with my assistant Zuzu Knew for Mountain Standard Time, one of the largest performance art festivals in Canada . Here are some photos of Megan Morman, Tanya Plonka, Shyra de Souza, Jenna Swift, Sheri Nault, Bogdan Cheta, Desiree Nault, Miguel Michelena, Lee Allard and Rebecca Blankert. This performance was curated by Tomas Jonsson.

Coral Short recreates the finery of the flâneur with a roving street intervention. This mysterious group resists the dreary world within each slow, fanciful step they take. These fantastical creates leisurely stroll down the streets, their eyes drinking in everything around them, transforming into beautiful vignettes, dripping with lace and silk. Together they create a new visual language with their high dandy fashion, becoming a certain celebration, a unifying symbol in defiance of the conservative powers that be. The flâneurs and flâneuses are fascinated by all around them, as well as being a source of fascination for the public.

photos by bbb Johannes Deimling, Ilyon, and Tavia Maheu

 ☽ ☾ OCTOBER ☽ ☾

 

On October 7 I had the honour of being in Mix Copenhagen again with We Don’t Want to Marry and Genderless Jellyfish

Also during the third week of  October I gave back to two tremendous cultural producers in my life with my good friend Veronique Mystique – together we shot Sunny Drake‘s new as of yet unseen video work and Sasha Kleinplatz‘s choreography entitled MEN on at Place Des Arts in Montreal, Quebec.

☽ ☾ NOVEMBER ☽ ☾

 

At the beginning of November on the sacred date of Samhain I led a ritual with my friend Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François and my gay husband Troy La Biche Davis in which we literally wove the entire community together while they spoke a word or words that had meaning for them. Some of the words included: forgiveness, support, mutual aid, patience, accountability, family. The interconnectedness of us all is the real magic in this world. 

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Early november I was in the the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival for the opening night with the crowd-pleasing genderless jellyfish once again with many people I love and care about in attendance.

I edited insanely hard on my first draft from 2 hours of footage of Stop Beating Yourself Up to 8 minutes for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa curated by Linda Jansma. This video shot by Morgan Sea will be projected on a loop in the gallery. shayo detchema helped me to experiment with a pixelated version which was exciting.

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November 15 was the day THEORY BONER by Mary Tremonte and Jenna Lee Forde was made available to the public at Expozine in Montreal. THEORY BONER zine explored and celebrated intersections of feminist, queer, and anti-racist theory and creative practice. My page was of chosen family of various forms of queer kinship.

On November 21 Narcissus screened in Melbourne for tilde! Just in case you never saw my cute ex boyfriend Logan A. Curley:

angela gabereau my genius collaborator for future visions and I were delighted to be invited to exhibit our arcade machine at Les HTMLles in Montreal. We got a new surge of future prophecies from all over the place to bring us to ONE HUNDRED PROPHECIES OF THE QUEER FUTURE! New prophecizers include the following powerhouses: Bogdan ChetaHolly ChernobylSandrine DeumierCharles Ernest Roberts IIIFILMARALHO & FRIENDSAndrew TayGurcius GewdnerPedro CostaFahmida Urmi Hossain,  LamathildeTroy DavisSasha KleinplatzLailye and Malik, Nabeela VegaE. Heartechristian xtn hansen, Winnie Superhova, Beth Tub and Sunny Sundog Doyle. Take a look at the new video works here:

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Later in november I was so deeply honoured to be asked to do a performance at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery in the Lower East Side in New York City by curator Jen Rosenblit as part of the Food for Thought series and Danspace programming. She chose my work Social which I created with Lamathilde in Montreal a few years back which is like a giant group handfasting ritual but each audience member is matched with a stranger. I was lucky enough to perform with Ariel Speedwagon and Zachary Wager-Scholl and for my first time with Jen Rosenblit and Tif Robinette who are all art dreamboats!

☽ ☾ DECEMBER ☽ ☾

 

I visited the bay area in December and hung out with artist and curator friends lex non scripta on a boat and at his craft fair magic makers. I also got to buy stuff from jessika fancy from montreal and see my old friend textaqueen! I finally got to see Zeph Fish‘s artist collective new living space called Lobot in West Oakland my old neighbourhood. and I got to go see Alien She in San Francisco with Celeste Chan and KB. I was so suprised to see that I had connections to almost everyone in that show! And that I was in fact in the show in some ways as an actual riot grrl in the early 1990s. Here’s my zine and also me holding L.J.‘s woven Queeruption flier banner at the Dyke March in New York City. Random side note I have been to 3 Queeruptions (Berlin, London, Amsterdam) and helped to organize the last ever Queeruption in 2007 on the sunshine coast just outside Vancouver.

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Above is my dear friend Jen from Submission Hold (the photo above is when she was in Insult to Injury) who I stay with when I am in Vancouver. We’ve known each other since 1992! This zine was behind glass and in the reading library in the show.

Here is another project I was involved in in Alien She – my Montreal university friends Courtney Dailey, Onya Hogan-Finlay and Leila Pourtavaf created a Bookmobile in the early 2000s which my artist books travelled around North America in.

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The last artistic things I did in December were

– shoot new footage all the time
– buy my tickets for europe for non stop art action
– work in a metalshop in sf

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– get my hands dirty doing archeology on my giant stone vagina earth art at Albany Bulb. Above and below photo credits to Trixie Albert.

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andddddd a fascinating interview with Karin Cope (NSCAD) who is writing about me and a lot of my amazing genderqueer friends such as Coco Riot, Elisha Lim, Alvis Parsley and more. I can’t wait to see some academic writing about the projects and change we work so hard to create in our different ways. She is writing about genderless jellyfish! Here are some excerpts:

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 The last piece of good news is the new textiles work that I curated by Aja called Whole Time was in a gay wedding! Peter Cramer sent me this magical romantic photo:

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Ok.Quoi?! and Sappyfest in Sackville, New Brunswick

This summer I was the film curator of OK Quoi Contemporary Arts Festival run by Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick. In honor of this occasion I created a bill called Love is Like the Weather.

Love. We can’t live without it! One of our favorite conversation topics will be investigated thoroughly through a wide range of stunning Canadian queer video makers. This program is about the changeable nature of love throughout our lives including its successes and blisses as well as its trials and tribulations. Love includes both the bright sunny days as well as the cloudy storms of our tender hearts. The filmmakers will cover many of the miraculous fluctuating states that love brings to our bodies and minds. This curation is full of searching and journeying through beautifully visceral landscapes, through heartache, desire, vulnerability and intimacy.

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The bill featured brand new works by Shayo Detchema, Kristin Li, Dayna Mcleod and Jackie Gallant. Here is the order of this fantastic new program:

Ah L’amour – Lamathilde

Tremblement de Chair – Mirah Soleil & Mark Karbusicky

Two to a Blanket, Feet to the Fire – Jamie Ross

les idees noire – Florence S. Larose

That Beauty – Deirdre Logue

Flip Bend Parts 1 – Nikki Forrest

Ocean BlueRae Spoon & Chelsea McMullan

The Ex Bank Elisha Lim

You Don’t Own Me – Kristin Li

Glory HoleJosh Vettivelu

COVERVincent Chevalier

Creep – Dayna Mcleod and Jackie Gallant

L’hiver Inconsolable – Shayo Detchema

The Rosa Song – Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

We were lucky enough to have filmmaker Elisha Lim join us all the way from Toronto for our Q and A afterwards. Afterwards we all went to the next door little bar called Thunder & Lightening who made us a special Love cocktail just for the occasion! Huge thank you to Jeff from the Vogue Cinema for allowing us to screen our shorts in this amazing historic theatre.

I also had the chance to meet interesting local artists Linda Rae Dornan, Helen Pridmore, Monica Pearce (sound artist in residency from Toronto) and WL during their workshops and performances at different venues around town as part of Ok Quoi. I got to collaborate through sound recordings on Monica Pearce’s piece which you can hear here:  I walked through Sackville in deep listening mode the whole week thinking intently about the soundscapes all around me.

Also on the last day of OK Quoi we performed Scream Choir with 22 Maritimers from PEI, Halifax and Sackville plus one Torontonian and one Calgarian! Only 7 short on our Montreal Scream Choir of 29! (see vid above) But for the first time ever we recorded our rehearsals with my iphone which you can hear here on my soundcloud

Sackville Screamers!

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Benjamin Dugdale
Chrissy Lorette
Coral Short
Cynthia Naggar
Devin Krupnick
Elliott Q Hearte
Rachel MacLeod
Heidi Dawn
Ingrid Forrester Wendt
Jacqueline Nora
Jude Ashburn
Julia Fleur
Katie Ewald
Katie Ward
Kelly M Hill
Mollie Cronin
Rebecca Blankert
Rita McKeough
Russell Louder
Samra Habib
Tara K. Wells
Zora Wendt

Sackville has a population of 3,000 and Montreal has 1.621 million people, so we were thrilled about our 22 choir member turnout. We had some very talented screamers in our choir! My collaborator Sarah Wendt (conductor) and Russell Louder (vocal coach) came in from Prince Edward Island to help this work be realized. We would like to thank Struts Gallery/ OK Quoi Contemporary Arts Festival, Sappy Fest for making this performance possible.

SAPPYFEST

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Huge thanks to E. Hearte, James Andrews, Julia Fleur, Leah Garnett, Rebecca Blankert, for making our stay incredible as both hosts and community art organizers and supporters. And everyone at Struts! You all should apply to do shows here and residencies. You will be treated very well.

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EASTERN EDGE AND ENCUENTRO

EASTERN EDGE

I created 4 performances while I was in Newfoundland, but the one I was most excited about in the end was…

Croning

Part of my performance art residency at Eastern Edge.Thank you to curator Mary MacDonald. And very grateful for support from Joe Fowler, April May June July, Alex Cafarelli, Jamie Ross, Juls Generic, Michelle Cedar Bush and my mother. Also thank you to everyone who walked this journey with me at sunset into the darkness.

Photos by Devon Crosby

also see my piece Plush in Newfoundland here. Insiders photos coming soon!

ENCUENTRO

I created two brand new works for Encuentro this summer in Montreal that I have been planning out for quite a few years in my head. I was very happy to release these ideas into the world!

Nest

Nest is an interactive sculpture that is about caring for our community’s cultural producers and activists. I encouraged the audience at Hemispheric Institute Encuentros to take a load off by finding my large, human-sized nest on wheels pushed by me Coral Short on the street. The nest was created out of woven willow and urban nature foraging, but the velvety nest interior provided a great place for a selfie or to chirp with a friend.

Ceramic egg created by Wai-Yant Li (Créations Li)

Photos by Nikol Mikus

HUGE THANK YOU to my nest creation team: Zuzu Knew, D.j. Fraser, Morgan Paige, Asher Faerstein, Troy La Biche Davis, Wai-Yant Li, Felix Foxglove, Lailye Weidman, Molly Caudle, Alexis O’Hara, Tif Flowers, Julie Matson and K. Also thank you to Johnny Forever and Lisa Gamble for all the things. And my mom, Charlie Meyers, Emma Deboncoeur, BD Owens and Michelle Cedar Bush.

Scream Choir

The piece is comprised of a large group of people standing in the formation of a traditional choir. Instead of sung notes, they blast the public. The screamers pour out emotions of anger, pain and more, in tonal yells and primal screams. This cathartic work releases pent up rage against the frustrating capitalist patriarchal machine. This sound ritual aims to be a transformative experience for both performers and audience.

Conductor: Sarah Wendt
Producer: Coral Short
Photographer: Nikol Mikus
Videographer: Shayo Detchema
Sound: Alvis Kernel Parsley
Assistants: Emma Russell Louder and Felix Foxglove
Mentor: Kathy Kennedy
Curators: Stephen Lawson and Shauna Janssen
For Hemispheric Institute Encuentros

29 screamers in alphabetical order: Alexis O’Hara
Chloe Lum, Christina Aushana, Coral Short, Damien Luxe, Dan Providence, Daniel Rosza, Denise Kenney, Emma Deboncoeur, Emma Russell Louder, Erin Sexton, Felice Shays, Fernanda Branco Polse, Ian Goodman, Jess Dobkin, K Hanley, Lailye Weidman, Loulou von Kohl, Maya Suess, Michael V. Smith, Morgan Paige, Neil Cadger, Nyx Zierhut, Reena Katz, Simon White, Sunny Doyle, Tanya Evanson, Viva Delorme and an unknown woman.

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FUTURE VISIONS!

Future Visions is DONE!!! Thanks to the 83 participants who created videos for this epic interactive web based work created by myself and Angela Gabereau. Press SHUFFLE to interact with this amazing online art project. Future Visions will also be available for view at a feminist art festival in Montreal. Details forthcoming…

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We welcome you to enter the worlds of our visionaries

83 visionaries from 7 countries, 13 states, 4 provinces and 31 different cities:

  1. xander alexander and Orion, Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Fre Atlast by Ocean, Rosendale, New York
  3. Crystal Azul & Gr Keer, Oakland, California
  4. Antonio Bavaro, Montréal, Québec
  5. Micah Bazant, Oakland, California
  6. KB Tuffy Boyce, San Francisco, California
  7. Kimura Byol, Brussels, Belgium
  8. Marc-André Lion Casavant, Montréal, Québec
  9. Cheto Castellano & Lissette Olivares, New York, New York
  10. Celeste Chan, San Francisco, California
  11. Camerin Cobb, Vancouver, British Columbia
  12. Sarolta Jane Cump + Zeph Fish, Oakland, California
  13. Joey Cupcake, San Francisco, California
  14. Charlotte Cooper, London, England
  15. Megan May Daalder, L.A., California
  16. Maria f Dolores, Berlin, Germany
  17. James Diamond, Montréal, Québec
  18. Angel Favorite and dominika ksel, Brooklyn, New York
  19. whit forrester, Louisville, Kentucky
  20. Lisa Gamble, Montréal, Québec
  21. Lisa Ganser, San Francisco, California
  22. Julz Hale Mary, Oakland, California
  23. Samara Halperin, Oakland, California
  24. Local Honey and Julie Alsop, New Orleans, Louisiana and Brooklyn, New York
  25. Devin Hellfire, Baltimore, Maryland
  26. Aubrey Heichemer, Berlin, Germany
  27. Xon Henry, Harrisbourg, Virginia
  28. Tania Hernández Herrera, Montréal, Québec
  29. An T Horné, Everywhere
  30. Zachary Hutchinson, Chicago, Illinois
  31. jeepneys, L.A., California
  32. Juniper, Montréal, Québec
  33. Reena Katz, Ottawa, Ontario
  34. Kesii by Ocean, Rosendale, New York
  35. Juliana España Keller, Montréal, Québec
  36. Kama La Mackerel, Montréal, Québec
  37. Leanne Lapspace, Toronto, Ontario
  38. Henry Lorca, Northern California
  39. Damien Luxe and Jade Payne, Brooklyn, New York
  40. Isabelle McGuire, Chicago, Illinois
  41. Shelley Marlow, Brooklyn, New York
  42. Merlin, Short Mountain, Tennessee
  43. Hannah Morrow, Montréal, Québec
  44. Ricardo Nelson, New York, New York
  45. Matthew-Robin Nye, Montréal, Québec
  46. Alexis O’Hara, Montréal, Québec
  47. Alvis Parsley, Toronto, Ontario
  48. Jason Penney, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  49. Kate Rhoades and Kelsey Thorne, Oakland, California
  50. Lauren Riis, Des Moines, Iowa
  51. Kale Roberts, Tampa, Florida
  52. Tif Robinette, Roanoke/ New York
  53. Mée Rose, Toronto, Ontario
  54. Jamie Ross, Montréal, Québec
  55. Morgan Sea, Montréal, Québec
  56. Sequinette, Brooklyn, NY
  57. Shayo, Montréal, Québec
  58. Queen Sisyphus/ Eva Bloche, Boston, Massachusetts
  59. Coral Short, Everywhere
  60. Ariel Springfield, Oakland, California
  61. Ali Terndrup and Beth Plakidas, Tampa, Florida
  62. Franklin Toan, Richmond Virginia
  63. Christine Thorne, Montréal, Québec
  64. Hana van der Kolk, North Hampton, New Hampshire and Tomi Amsterdam, Netherlands, Olive McKeon, Oakland/LA, California, Blaine O’Neill, Troy, New York and Jane Pickett, L.A. California
  65. Fjord Vox, San Francisco
  66. Mona Wam, IDA, Tennessee
  67. Michelle Wouters, Montréal, Québec
  68. Quito Ziegler and Kristen Parker,  Brooklyn, New York
  69. Pippi Zornoza, Providence, Rhode Island

 

 

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WHERE IS CORAL SHORT NOW? TORONTO! SEATTLE! SAN FRANCISCO! MONTREAL! NEWFOUNDLAND!

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Sasha Kleinplatz, a well known Montreal choreographer as well as the magical gaymous creature/ dancer/ choreographer Hana van der Kolk, and my platonic wife and stylist Christine Thorne created a piece specifically for In Your Pocket. This is my first time working with dancers which has been a long term goal/ dream of mine so I am extremely chuffed.

25 Queer Artists Come Together to Create Short Videos On Smart Phones. Curated by the amazing Marcin Wisniewski and Dupuis Christophe. Presented by the RT Collective as part of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in association with Videofag.

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Raphaele Frigon and I were very pleased to be selected for Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival in May as well:

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M.U.F.F.

I was busy Saturday at the Montreal Underground Film Festival with three of my new hit films: We Don’t Want to Marry, Genderless Jellyfish and All the Things. Thank you MUFF! Special thanks to the ever formidable Zoe Brown.

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Also in Montreal in avril I was pleased to present my brand new film The Party’s Over in french! at LANCEMENTS en présence des réalisatrices. Thank you GIV forever and always!❤

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ALL THIS AND TWO SHOWS IN THE BAY IN JUNE!!!

Queer Prophecies: Future Visioning < click this link to see more about this amazing show curated by the one and only Noelle Duncan

Coral Short and Angela Gabereau (feminist hacker extraordinaire) present you with these multiple versions of the future. We are the mothers of “Future Visions” but everyone who has submitted videos is also an partial parent of this larger dynamic quilt of destinies. We hold the future together all of us with our everyday small actions and big daydreams. We all create our future queer worlds daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. We have released this varied futures from an uncensored open call and are holding multiple visions within our own piece. We gift you the viewer a smorgasbord of queer futures.

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This is What I Want is a powerful new festival in San Francisco curated by Tessa Wills and Peter Max Lawrence. I am so happy that the films I made while living in Oakland are returning to where they were created! I made them while doing an artist residency a few years back when I lived there. These babies are now coming home to roost! Lesbian Hand Gestures and Narcissus

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here’s me looking sharp on the site rocking the heterochromia with my new friend Hilary. photo by my BFF Tif Flowers:

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Eastern Edge Newfoundland

So very pleased to announce my first performance art solo week which is part of a 3 part series. I will be doing a residency in the gallery sewing all week! I am expanding my piece The Insiders to fill a whole gallery full of textiles performativity! I will also walk the women’s path on Signal Hill at twilight inhabiting my Croning suit as well as enlivening the streets of St Johns on the weekend with Plush! Big thank you to Mary MacDonald for all her hard work and to Michelle Bush and Juls Generic for hostessing me!

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When I get back from all of this it’s: Encuentro the wildest most epic festival I have been in since OPEN in Beijing! 750 performance artists from North and South America!!! I have two brand new works in the festival one called Nest and the other called Scream Choir – a collaboration with Sarah Wendt. JUST LOOK AT THIS LINE UP

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Also in other news my curations are on fire!

OK Quoi?! Media Festival in Sackville New Brunswick JULY/ AUGUST

Le Petit Versailles with Troy Davis and Yvette Choy New York SEPTEMBER

#cantstopwontstop

 

 

 

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