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. -------News
I'm extremely proud to be a 2015 Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fellow. The fellowship is research-based, focusing on Social Practice and community engaged creative projects in North America and Palestine.Current exhibitions and projectsMay 8 - August 22, 2015: Mysterium Tremendumat The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, ON. Opening: May 8. Performances: June 12, July 16, August 22, 2015.April - June, 2015:Family Matters sound-based healing workshop series for LGBTTI2SAQQ youth survivors of violence. I'm thrilled to be working with Ainsley Brittain of Springtide Resources and Roxanna Vahed of David Kelly Services on developing this project.Tune into my monthly radio show, Republic of Love:art, cultural resistance and sacred mysticism from Toronto: Huron-Wendat, 6 Nations, 3 Fires Territory or, "the City of Living Corpses" as Emma Goldman liked to say. I broadcast on the new moon of each month. Click here for live streaming and downloads of previous episodes.
Public lectures and open workshopsMarch, 2015: Public Lecture at Hacking the Culture, The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought Ryerson School of Media, Toronto.Februray, 2015: Thunder and Flowers: Queer Auralities at ARTSPACE's On Edge series, Peterborough, ON.
Recent exhibitions and projectsMay - 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 20-10-10modular stage project. Part of Border Cultures Two (work, labour) Curated by Srimoyee Mitra at the Art Gallery of Windsor.embodied arts collective assembly, an archive-based project, commissioned by the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics in New York.
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.