What is a body? A body that desires, a body that sounds? I investigate how our bodies are interdependent, failing and empathic. I explore the ways in which we listen to, against and despite human violences big and small.
Through live and recorded talking, whispering, yelling and listening, I consider bodies as sites of knowledge, and communication as a social practice. My projects take shape as installations, recordings and live performances. They occur in galleries, online and live, and most often in public space.
_current newsExhibitions and Projects
May - June, 2014: Restless Precinct
group exhibition, curated by SUM° (myself and Alize Zorlutuna
). Thirteen artists and collectives re-imagine this post-Utopian public playground. Guildwood Park, Scarborough ON.
January - April, 2014: midnight dawn 20-10-10
modular stage project. Part of Border Cultures Two (work, labour)
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Opening: January 24. Performances: Jan 25, Feb 8, March 15, April 5, 2014.
January - February, 2014: use hold strike: proposed sounds for collective grieving
. Part of And how are we feeling today?
Curated by Michelle Hyun at UCSD University Art Gallery. San Diego, California.
January - March, 2014: Utopia Pillow: Allyson and Deirdre
. Part of We Can't Compete
, a Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) Satellite Project at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.embodied arts collective assembly
, an archive-based project, commissioned by the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics
in New York.Participation
November, 2013: Curator for Broken City Lab's Homework II: Long Forms/Short Utopias
conference. Windsor, Ontario.Project Support
Recipient with SUM° for Toronto Arts Council
's Visual and Media Arts Projects Grant and Ontario Arts Council
's Multi-Arts Project Grant for our upcoming project, Restless Precinct
at The Guild Precinct
in Scarborough, Ontario.Text and Publication
Centrefold of C Magazine's Residencies issue
. Collected texts documentation of love takes the worry out of being close: public assemblies in bed with queers
. Autumn, 2013. Available for purchase.
Co-editor with Nasrin Himada of FUSE Magazine's Palestine-Palestine issue
. Available for purchase, or online.