I took a digital storytelling workshop and I wanted to share this text piece I made during the workshop. I made this as a response to the overdose deaths that are happening in my neighbourhood and in neighbourhoods all over Canada and beyond. Let’s work together to the fentanyl crisis.
My work, “Hope Chest” will be part Seasons and Directions as part of a collection on display at Massey College, Toronto, ON May-August 2017 / Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
The Travel Exhibition is an artist book Collection with the themes of Seasons and Directions. In 2014, the project was initiated by book artist Manuela Büchting who asked Canadian and European artists to participate at the book arts project. The artist collection is continously growing and travelling. For more information, visit: Deer Press.
Hope Chest is part of the Print Ready VII: Stockholm Edition.
Pictured here in order of appearance:
Return to Babeland by Jeffry Lee (karmazotz press, 2015–16)
Fluid Feeling by Melanie Thibodeau (Kiosk, 2016)
GOOF MILK by Justin Gradin (2015)
DOG 2 (DDOOGG, 2016)
Hope Chest by leannej (2015)
Sleep by William Dereume (Kiosk, 2016)
The State of Art by Annette Avalon (Brick Press, 2015)
DUST HIGH (DRIL, 2016)
This was a fun version of the first piece I animated, unfortunately I broke the SFW file and I cannot get into it to fix it. Anyway, it is fun to play with but very irritating at the same time.
July 30 – book launch from 2 to 4 pm:
“Re-reading the Riot Act” a new book by leannej (the first in a series of Rereading The Riot Act books, co-published by Publication Studio and UNIT/PITT)
“Natural Progress” by Kate Noble, a new edition of “A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible” by the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.
Wednesday, June 15 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
An an ongoing interrogation of the historical events of April 23, 1935 — when Mayor Gerry McGeer read the Riot Act to the relief camp protesters, their families and supporters gathered at Victory Square — Rereading the Riot Act_ Performance Art Cabaret offers contemporary responses to Vancouver’s turbulent labour history.
One June 15th I will be performing in a cabaret at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver. The theme for this event is “Reading the Riot Act.” It is an interesting subject which touches on some of the areas I have been working in.
I have been working on some new material for the show, but I must admit that I am struggling a little with the politic of it. If that makes sense? I think the work I do is political but it isn’t about politics. This show is about politics. And this is why I am struggling a little. Although, I like the challenge of it.