In honour of our 20 years we asked memorable, former Reelout guest and media artist Dayna McLeod to choose 20 minutes of her work to screen for an audience followed by a 20 minute, moderated discussion and questions from the audience. We’re calling it 20/20 Visionaries and we hope you’ll spend the early part of your day spending an intimate time with an independent, Canadian media artist!
The Artist: Dayna McLeod
I am a Montréal performance-based artist. My work uses humour, and capitalizes on exploiting the body’s social and material conditions using cabaret, duration, single channel video, and installation practices. My interests of artistic and theoretical research are in sexual identity construction, gender, feminism, anti-feminist backlash, homophobia, and media representations of sexuality, queer identity, and the female body as public property. I am also interested in copyright/copyleft, Fair Dealing and Fair Use, and their implications on media production and remix culture. I often use remix techniques and strategies to queer and otherwise mashup mainstream media culture. I have vast and varied production experience that is based on in-depth research that crosses media platforms. I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Humanities that combines studies in performance art, feminism, queer theory, age, and research-creation, and centres my art practice.
Amy Lucille Wilding is a comedian, improviser, actor, host and teacher. Her high energy, quick wit and rolodex of zany characters can be found on many stages from Vancouver to Kingston. Upon arriving in Kingston, she became friends with Alice Adam, (Regional Producer of The Canadian Improv Games) they joined forces and created the Kingston Improv Collective. They currently teach an Open Improv Jam Workshop Tuesday evenings at Cafe Church. She is the Host and Producer of ‘The Amy Wilding Show!’, a live variety style show featuring Improv and Sketch Comedy. Amy loves connecting with people and making them laugh!
Community Sponsor: Kingston OPIRG