A Black Dreamscape (2017)

This piece is an artistic collaboration with Ciel.

Artists’ Statement

Taking words from Black poets, writers and visionaries, A Black Dreamscape is a healing process through the trauma of the erasure and appropriation of Black culture.

In a series of mixed media collage using found objects accessible to the artists, the work is a visual coming home, exploring fantasy worlds where Black heritage is celebrated and liberated.

 

 

 

Exhibitions

2018, September 19 – September 23, Toronto, CA. Beaver Hall Gallery.
Bi Arts Festival.

2017, September 30, Winnipeg, CA. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg.
Nuit Noire: Illuminate Our Voice.

2017, June 12 – August 17. Toronto, CA. Gladstone Hotel.
That’s So Gay (TSG): Uprising.

way home (2017)

Content note: anti-Blackness, abuse, abandonment, homelessness, physical violence.

Artist Statement/Film Synopsis

way home is an atmospheric visual and auditory landscape through which the artist shares deeply resonant poetry woven from love, pain and longing at the intersection. As we travel with the artist, we are brought on a revealing journey with tender memories of play, grief, abandonment, resilience and various other dissonant emotions the concept of home can invoke for Black folks in the diaspora.


Length:
6m 17s
Written, directed and produced:

Lynx Sainte-Marie
Starring
M: Blamo
Lynx: Themselves
Audio Descriptions: Ciel Sainte-Marie
Stock footage:
BeckHusen (Pond5)
Konstantin (Pond5)
MisDirectedMedia (Pond5)
romahau (Pond5)
Music: NikRuboRes (Pond5)

Behind a gate, cars drive past on a road. Their headlights beam. The caption reads,
From “way home – ii: look for me”
De-focused headlights in the background. The caption reads,
From “way home – iii: on my way”

 

 

Exhibitions & Installations

2018, November 8, Toronto, CA. The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexuality Studies.
Sick Theories: On Sickness & Sexuality.

2018, January 5, Toronto, CA. Gladstone Hotel.
Long Winter Inter-Arts Festival.

2017, October 19-22, Amsterdam, NL.
Radical Queer Resistance (formerly known as Queeristan)

2017, September 30, London, CA.  London Fringe Theatre Festival.
Nuit Blanche London.

Film Festival Screenings

(forthcoming) 2019, March 9, New York City, US. Anthology Film Archives.
NYC Feminist Film Week.

2018, November 3, Toronto, CA. OCAD University.
Toronto Queer Film Festival.

2018, Sept 19, Winnipeg, CA. Winnipeg Cinematheque.
WNDX 2018 Festival of Moving Image.

2018, April 26, Los Angeles, US. PAM Residencies.
The Film and Video Poetry Symposium – The Shadow Blocks.

2018, March 25, Winnipeg, MB. The Park Theatre.
IOU Video Festival.

2018, March 9, Chicago, US. Columbia College Chicago.
Chicago Feminist Film Festival.

2017, September 14. Arad, RO. Cinema ARTA.
Media Art Festival Arad.

General Screenings

2018, April 27, London, UK. Hackney Downs Studios.
The Batty Mama.

2017, November 24, Mississauga, CA. Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM).
On the Queer Screen: Lynx Sainte-Marie and Rah.

2017, September 5, Toronto, CA. Planned Parenthood Toronto LGBTQ Youth Initiative.
QT / BIPOC Shorts.

2017, August 18, Montreal, CA. Casa del Popolo.
Hotwire: A Night of Performance and Video.

2017, June 14, London, CA. London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA) & Tangled Arts + Disability – Forest City Gallery.
Tangled London: Mediations – Media + Activism

Performances

2017, August 1, Toronto, CA. Life of a Craphead – Double Double Land.
Featured Performer: Doored #30.

Presentations

2018, February 11, Winnipeg, MB. Winnipeg Film Group.
Guest Speaker: Cinepoetry.

 

Children of O (2015)

Content note: ableism, racism, anti-Blackness, neocolonialism, alcohol consumption, the Medical Industrial Complex.

This piece was created during Project Creative Users‘ 2015 six week disability arts-focused workshop series for artists, non-artists, and community members.

Artist Statement

 Children of O, where invocation meets multimedia visionary art installation, considers a world where disability and spirituality are one in the same.

Many years ago, The Hum began. All satellites, electrical towers and aircrafts fell back to earth. No one knows what The Hum is or where it comes from, but no longer can technologies transmit signals through the air. No matter how hard they try; no matter how much land they burn. This led to chaos as those whose cities were destroyed to recreate the sky technology fought back and were slaughtered by the State.

Now in the Year 432’7 After the Fall (AtF), living in the wastelands farthest away from the violence and desperation of those who continue their quest for the skies, villages of Black folks live interdependently. And the Children of Obatala – crips, disabled folks, mad folks, spoonies – are the Sacred Ones most connected to the spirits and the ancestors.

 

 

Exhibitions

2018, March 3 – March 31, Hamilton, ON. Centre(3) + Factory Media Centre.
VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Tour.

2018, January 13 – February 10, Toronto, ON. Vtape – 401 Richmond Street (Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space).
VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Tour.

2017, October 13 – November 11. London, CA. 629 Dundas St. E.
VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Tour.

2017, June 2 – 4, London, UK. I/Mages of Tomorrow: Envisioning Black Futures, POC
Future, Queer and Trans Futures, Feminist Futures – Goldsmiths, University of London.

2017, May 5 – July 2. Chatham-Kent, CA. Thames Art Gallery.
VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Tour.

2015, October 3 – 4. Toronto, CA. Nuit Blanche Toronto.
CRIP INTERIORS: Nuit Blanche Edition.

Artist Talks

2017, June 4, London, UK. I/Mages of Tomorrow: Envisioning Black Futures, POC Future, Queer and Trans Futures, Feminist Futures – Goldsmiths, University of London. Presenter: We Are Chosen Ones: The Children of O and a (Re)En|Visioning of Black Disabled Futures

2016, January 30, Toronto, CA. Project Creative Users Think Tank.
Guest Speaker: Artist Talk with Lynx Sainte-Marie

Performances

2016, June 12, Edmonton, CA. University of Alberta.
Co-organizer + Featured Artist + Moderator: En/Visions of Blackness: Performances + Artist Talk

2016, May 14, Halifax, CA. Canadian University Queer Services Conference – Dalhousie University.
Featured Performer: QT2BIPOC Performance Night.

2016, April 30, Toronto, CA. Tangled Art + Disability in partnership with the British Council – The Harbourfront Centre.
Featured Performer: Cripping the Stage: A Disability Arts Cabaret 

Press

2017, August, Red Pepper Magazine, Imagining a future free of oppression.

2016, December, CBC Arts, Magic from the madness: On black disabled activists and artists making change in 2016.

2016, May, Art F City, This is What Accessible, Barrier-Free Curating Looks Like.

2016, May, Canadian Art Magazine, Cripping the Arts: It’s About Time.