Experimental Canada 2018 English 0:04:15
In I Live for Menopause, Dayna McLeod uses her queer, aging body to confront ageism with humour to imagine a menopausal future that is full of promise. Based on Lady Gaga’s 2013 Applause, Montreal musician Jackie Gallant scores a slamming dance track full of throbbing beats, synth, and underwater majesty.
Dayna McLeod is a performance and video artist. Her work uses humour, and capitalizes on exploiting the body’s social and material conditions using performance-based practices for cabaret and video. She approaches pop culture, queerness, age, and feminism and with a unique and quirky sensibility. Her work has been presented at OFFTA in Montreal, the Summerworks Theatre Festival in Toronto, the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, the Abrons Art Center in NYC, Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal, the Impakt Festival in Utrecht Netherlands, the Mardi Gras Festival in Darlinghurst Australia, MIX Brasil Festival Of Sexual Diversity in São Paulo Brazil, the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw Poland, the City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana Slovenija, and Le Centre d’art contemporain in Paris. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Humanities at The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University.