A Response to Sophie Sabet’s exhibition, Since We Last Spoke

Flux Gallery, 27 October – 4 November 2017 JANUARY 9, 2018   SINCE WE LAST SPOKE; AN INVITATION Sophie Sabet’s Since We Last Spoke is a three-channel video installation, self-described as “exploring the intricacies and tribulations of a modern Iranian-Canadian home.” With its goal of representing the impact of migration, displacement, and interpersonal and cultural…

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Kitchen Pedagogy

Published in From the Root, “Home,” issue 4 SPRING, 2017   In the kitchen she tells me stories what it was like   Her narratives interrupted by life stuff – the baby, the phone, her sub-stories intermittent with her instructions I am tunnel vision: pen. paper.   To record her hand’s memory Of ratios for…

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(Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)—Representations: Aesthetic Agency, Ethics, & the Other

Published in Crossings, No. 1 (2017) Abstract Selfies are powerful communicators embodying a mediated understanding of the self, curating identity through social media. Editing and repurposing a selfie in art-making creates more symbolic representation, as seen in the work of Art Hoe Collective working at the intersection of race and gender oppression. Theoretical concepts of…

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Whitewashed Rainbows

Racial exclusion in Winnipeg’s queer communities DECEMBER 3, 2014   Trigger Warning: blackface, racism, violence Disclaimer: I am speaking as a queer person of colour but from a privileged white-passing, straight-passing, cis, able-bodied perspective. I would also like to acknowledge that people of colour, lgbttq*, and queer are not meant to essentialize the people within…

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Sex, Drugs, and Dressing Up

A practical guide to having your festival fun without ruining someone else’s JUNE 3, 2015 Sex, drugs, and dressing up. Most people will agree that these are a huge part of music festivals, whether or not they choose to partake in them. Festivals, especially the ones people camp at, draw a huge party crowd of…

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