My work reflects the varied roles I play; as an activist, artist and educator. My practice takes a critical view of a variety of social, political and cultural issues. I am interested in using multiple media to tell critical stories and have at various times employed film, video, animation, theatre, photography, poetry, fiction and memoir. Frequently engaging with communities and collectives, I have engaged subjects as diverse as gender, sexuality, fetish, cancer, homelessness, migration, HIV/AIDS, labor relations, Palestinian struggles and girl’s issues. Although I use multiple methodologies in creating work, at the heart of many of my projects are individual narratives, usually stemming from interviews.
Using my initial artistic training in film, I have recently been exploring installations as sites for hybrid artworks. Specifically, works that combine performance, visual art and music (most notably as a projectionist/performer for Shary Boyle’s Everything Under The Moon and with Sean Frey for performances at the Royal Ontario Museum, Music Gallery and SummerWorks Theatre Festival). My 2012 installations Black Water (created for Tete a Tete Media Talks in Sackville, New Brunswick) and Heavy Sleep (for Nuit Blanche in the Gladstone Hotel ballroom) used multiple film and video projections combined with sculptural structures to create elaborate and shifting landscapes.
I am a recent graduate of the Adult Education and Community Development program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) with the Centre for Arts-Informed Research. As an educator, I work with youth and adults, using theatre, film, and photography as a way to tell stories.