Radio Equals and Lansgemeinde: 7a-11d, International Festival of Performance Art, Oct29 - Nov2, 14, Toronto
This is the scariest project i have done.
radio confessions: in public spaces, with Coman Poon, part of Deep Wireless curated by NAISA, Toronto, 4 sundays in May 2014
documentation only for participants, no recordings
Radio supports the work tangibly.
trans temporary radio: workshop-performance at VIVA with radio transmission in public spaces, September 30 - October 12, 2013, Montréal
with Morgan Sea, Sarah Zakaib, Soufia Bensaid, Holly Timpener. recordings not published
Self-disgust is deeply universal. Saying it in public and on radio clarifies identity.
radio on the street: with Eric Létourneau, at Bloor and St.-Clarens April 4-8, 2013
for jean-luc-nancy-1; for-jean-luc-nancy-2; stills by Henry Chan, vidéo by Eric Létourneau
I feel open to others when i claim my vulnerabilities on radio on the street.
tiny social practice: something about public space with Lo Bil, Leena Raudvee and Johannes Zits, 2013
blog working with death creates boundaries, do we need paradox to transform? i become a little girl when i prepare to go in the public space and i resist, my eyes give me disgust when i am outside, until i become aware that this is a resistance and address the resistance. then, things can appear beautiful. we try to slide into life when we are out and maybe to trigger some change.
flag ripple effects:
chief Theresa Spence is on hunger strike (Winter 2013)
shame flag, speech-action at Trans March Rally, Norman Jewison Park, Toronto, June 29, 2012; Video by Alexandra Gelis
9 afternoon residency at Occupy Toronto, (October 2011); Article by MJ Thompson; My report with stills by Henry Chan
When somebody takes up my flag and goes away, i feel i have done the work.
social practice:: transform the internalized oppressor: Occupy Toronto (Fall 2011), at HUB14 (Spring 2012), Ryerson/York U, April 28, 2012
this is a practice that uses breath and voice to slowly move the internal oppressor. written at occupy: black white something at the border guilt carrying stone fall relief and we exchanged the flags. flags stayed but rooster you disappeared and i gave a mouth to the dirt fingers hurt and the mouth disappeared. glasses of milk? baby feet and rotting adult legs are the same from different perspectives. is chicken near? oppressor: you move through my throat and a dead hand comes in my left hand with images on its ring. a beach, a wall and a hole to see water. there is German language. this is about the land of my ancestors. oppressor: you come out again, more, and at night my dad has tender green/blue eyes and he says that he can get me a coat if i am cold.
This practice works. Why didn't it fly?
impossible task: calling the chicken again, MARKIT, curated by Coman Poon and VideoFag, Kensington Market, March 30, 2013, voice and feedback
Stills by Henry Chan; Video by Simlâ Civelek
The unknown is not a citizen.
materialized dream: Chicken on political land -
1st year anniversary of the G20; curated by Coman Poon.
Sketch Studio. I brought together a dream, a call for the chicken spirit
and feedback noise, June 26, 2011; Sound; Stills by Henry Chan
polaroid taken at the end of
Rhubarb Festival, 519, February 10-12, 2012
one-to-one performance using food and clothing to deeply shift gender identity.
transformation is not a miracle.
Ce projet commence alors que je me sens castrée
April 11-July 10, 2010
Photos by Alexandra Gelis and Ryan Enn Hugues
This project sent me outside.
directed by Geoffrey Pugen, shot July 7-14, 2007, in Kaladar, Ontario
Deep learning about resistance, intent and transformation.
Utopics/Zenith, directed by Geoffrey Pugen, shot July 7-14, 2007, in Kaladar, Ontario
A Swiss woman... (2004), directed by Richard Mandin
Economies of Scale (4'), directed by Brenda Goldstein (2003)Incantation (5'), music video for Gates, directed by Justin Oakey (2011