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Radical Vernaculars: Experiments with Tradition between Politics and Performance
This dissertation focuses on four collective projects that take “tradition” as a starting point for creative experiments in performance practice. All of these disparate projects are based in early 21st-century settler-colonial ...
Re-Ordering Performance: Finding Joy and Freedom in Oh, What a Lovely War!
The following document is an exploration of pursuing ease and joy in the Theatre@York’s production of Oh, What a Lovely War. This support document gives literal meaning to the phenomenon of stage fright, defines the ...
Visualization of Ethnicity: Beyond What You See
For my doctorate research, I am investigating discursive analyses of ethnic visibility, particularly of the hyphenated ethnic subject living in a Western society. As Rey Chow points out, becoming visible in this “post-race” ...
Prejudice in Venus Traces the Roots of Black Female Iconography
This paper aims to verify how a ‘freak’ show performer named The Venus Hottentot of the early 1800’s in England and in France, came to symbolize the sexualized view of the black female icon today. My thesis production of ...
Nice to "Meet" You
This paper accompanies the key manifestation of my research at York University: the solo thesis exhibition entitled, Nice to ‘Meet’ You, installed at Gales Gallery from March 30th to April 3rd, 2015. My research explores ...
Sing for Me
"Sing For Me" is a contemplation of the notion of belonging, connecting with heritage in the form of an inherited nostalgia, while investigating the viewpoint of fractured diasporic identities and ethnic solidarity, and ...
Slumber Party is a short film about the constant struggle between expectation and reality. Over the course of one, meaningful night, Libby realizes that everything she had been waiting for was not what she expected, and ...
Halfling is a feature length screenplay following Azra, a young girl who embarks on a journey across a dystopian future-land to protect her people and ask for help from the Grim, a people she has been taught are monsters.
Dubious Cosmology: A Photo/Sculptural Rendition of Landscape and Modern Myth
Dubious Cosmology is a series of photographs and sculptures that examine the visual portrayal of landscape and science fiction in contemporary Western culture. The work considers why human beings feel the need to have a ...
Strange Encounters: An Investigation of Graphic Design-Produced Artifacts that Discuss Hybrid Embodiment of Indo-Canadian Identity
Postmodernism has been important in acknowledging the many forms of “otherness” that emerge from differences in subjectivity, gender, race, class, temporal and spatial geographic location and dislocation. This has become ...