website SITE is intended to offer an ever evolving insight into my practice: both as an artist and a worker. I am using the categories of Projects, Services and Collaborations to provide multiple entry points into my work. Ideally visitors will be able to make links between each of these sections, as an important aspect of my artistic production is recognizing the ways in which all of my labour (artistic and otherwise) overlap in ideas and ideals.
I am not restricted by medium, instead my works take on the forms required to best represent the ideas and concepts considered by each project. In many of my works I bring everyday items into the rarefied space of the gallery, and it might not always be clear what constitutes the work. My practice produces a minimal amount of waste.
I take on many different roles and positions in order to make it possible for me to make my work and my life sustainable. Gig work, such as cooking and preparing crew lunches, providing education workships, djing parties, working as a house painter or as a barista in a coffee shop, allows me time and flexibility to make work as an artist.
As I am not tied to any specific medium I often work with others to produce aspects of my work. This assistance is integral in helping me to realize my vision into material. With such a focus on labour in my work, it is important that these workers are paid fair labour costs when helping to produce work.
TO | DF
TO | DF
non-Canadian/Canadian artists to TRANSMUTED performance art festival in Mexico City
Guest curator: Maggie Flynn (Toronto)
Curator:Pancho Lopez (Mexico City)
I repeatedly run into a wall across the space. A performance of repetition compulsion (as different psychological aspects/phases of breaking up/breaking down/ loving and overcoming).
In preparation for the TRANSMUTED International Performance Art Festival happening at EX TERESA ARTE ACTUAL in Mexico City, The White House Studio Project hosted a night of performance art with Toronto-based artists invited to participate in the festival.
We seemed to be thrilled at the opportunity to represent the toronto & vancouver performance art scenes internationally. Since the brutality of colonization, mexico city has been a cultural centre for latin america that turns its tumultuous history into raw material for artistic expression. Today, the sheer volume of people and activity encompasses its arts community with an energy unparalleled elsewhere. And it’s just our next next door neighbour, we need to understand each other.
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