Part of Winter 1996
Nine Montreal artists bare it all in a startling array of poetic, dark and ironic tales of identity on the edge of stability. Freda Guttmanplays and replays a shred of 1940s home movie footage. In it her father, her brother, and herself are caught in the narrative web of the family. Silent Movie untangles threads of patriarchy, male privilege, and the female predicament of entrapment.
‘There’s something in the air. It comes into your apartment. Now it’s inside your head.’ The boundaries of private and public are ripped asunder by air-borne right-wing homophobic parasites in Nike Forrest’s underground/underwater epic, Static.
Worlds collide when downtown office workers are terrorized by one woman’s body careening dangerously out of control. In Cathy Sisler’s Aberrant Motion #4, ‘ The Spinning Woman’ reveals her many social labels Ã‘ alcoholic, white, female, lesbian, fat Ã‘ in a terrifying tale of identity politics gone wrong.
Before she was born, her parents had an argument about what to name her. Her mother wanted to call her ‘Anne’. Her father wanted to name her ‘Monique’ after a character in a late-night television movie. Liabilities: The First Ten Minutes by Monique Moumblow and Anne Russell blows the lid off the secret no one dared to tell.
Six astounding tales from the mind of Yudi Sewraj. Meet the Hybrid Creature Ã‘ fantastic beings who have redesigned themselves to fit their surroundings. Darwinian nightmare or utopian fantasy?
A girl and boy, frustrated by living in a society that is stuck. Undermined by uncertainty, they don’t know which way to go. Au Verso Du Monde (Outside Looking In) by Serge Murphy, Charles Guilbert and Michel Grou is the story of two friends. Enraged by their inability to rage, exasperated by their own exasperation, they relentlessly confront the mundane in an attempt to surpass and reach – the other side of the world. (Nelson Henricks)