Animation Quebec 2010 English 0:03:53
Joan is a music video that confronts the viewer with the violence trans people face in their daily lives. Featuring portraits of gender queers from around the world as well as a few famous faces from Canada, the video offers recognition for the difficulty in surviving oppressive conditions.
Working with animation, video, painting, drawing, installation and intervention, my interdisciplinary practice examines the complex position of culture within neoliberal capitalism and critiques modes of social control, while exploring the potential for art to function as a site of resistance. I am specifically interested in how modes of violence are perpetuated collectively through popular narratives, concepts of justice and denial of accountability. My practice has included an ongoing commitment to working with women and youth who are in conflict with the law, through the creation of art projects in prisons as well as at numerous centres that support marginalized people.