A Creative Force

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Interactive installations. Performance art. Arts-based Research.

Often musical, sometimes political, always enjoyable.

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This skirt was my contribution to a group arts-based research project I coordinated for my MA research. My thesis explores the embodiment of transience created by moving around in multiple foster and group home placements as a child. How do we carry movement, and hold it in our bodies? How do we wear our pasts upon us? How is transience embodied?

This is what I wore for over a year as a teenage street kid, and movement is represented quite literally through railroad, state, and province patches on the skirt. The sheer wear and tear of street life represents transience in a powerful way. (June 2016, Toronto)

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