Movies and Videos

Movies and Videos

Dempsey and Millan have actually produced movies and videos that reconceive performance that is pre-existing, which are ancillary aspects of performance tasks and which can be stand-alone single-channel works.

Movie and Videography

2014 Vigilance Super 8 movie 3 min. Commissioned by 8Fest, Toronto

2009 Endangered Species Lesbian National Parks and Services PSAs. Movie. 6 min. Commissioned by Pride Toronto.

2008 Super movie. 2 min. Commissioned by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

2007 Consideration Liberation Army Five-part video clip. 12 min.

2003 Archaeology and you also Video. 6 min. Five part site-specific installation and solitary channel variations, Royal Ontario Museum. Nominated for Canadian Museum Association Award. Http: // Html

2002 Lesbian National Parks and Services: a potent Force of Nature movie. 24 min. Http: // Html

2000 Calamity movie. 5 min. Commissioned by Ottawa Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival.

2000 Peril! Movie. 9 min.

1998 Homogeneity movie. 3 min. 1998. Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.

1996 Good Citizen: Betty Baker Movie. 27 min. 1996. Winner of 1999 Manitoba movement Picture business Association Blizzard Award for Best brief Drama.

1995 a in The Life of A Bull Dyke Video. 10 min day. Winner of 1997 Blizzard Award for Best Experimental. 2nd award very small tits at both the 1996 US Super 8 Film and Video Festival plus the 1997 University of Oregon Gay/Lesbian movie Festival. Http: // Html

1994 Exactly What Does A Lesbian Appear To Be? Movie. 1 min. Generated by Much Music. Played in rotation on nationwide television (Much Music). Screened in the UNESCO seminar on ladies in Beijing.

1993 Object/Subject of Want Movie. 5 min. Screened throughout India and Sri Lanka (as an element of a touring movie package arranged by Opera. Other tests consist of Carillo Gil Museum (Mexico City), Magnetic North exhibit that is touring Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis), the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Http: // Html

1992 Medusa Raw movie. 10 min.

1990 we are speaking Vulva Movie. 5 min. Co-producers and directors with Tracey Traeger. Section of Studio D’s Five Feminist Minutes system. Winner of 1993 Blizzard Award for Best Music Video. Audience option, 1997 Sydney Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival. Represented Canada at 3rd Istanbul Biennial, 1992. Http: // Html


2009 Kunst-und Theorieprojekte, Frankfurt; 2008 Galerie sans nom, Moncton; 2002 Inside/Out Director’s Series, Toronto; 1999 Making Scenes Gay/Lesbian Festival, Ottawa; 1998 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca; 1997 Image et Nation Gay/Lesbian Festival, Montreal; 1997 Out on Screen Gay/Lesbian Festival, Vancouver; 1996 YYZ Gallery, Toronto.


Magazines by Dempsey and Millan

Bedtime Stodies for the side of the entire world. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2012.

Winnipeg Tarot Co. Tarot Deck. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 2010.

Lesbian National Parks and Services Field Guide to united states: Flora, Fauna & Survival techniques. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2002.

Handbook associated with the Junior Lesbian Ranger. Winnipeg: Finger within the Dyke Productions, 2001.

Within the LIFETIME: Portrait of a contemporary Sex-Deviant. Winnipeg: Finger when you look at the Dyke Productions, 1995.

Mary Medusa: A Testimonial. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 1992.


Dempsey and Millan have actually developed four installations that are major.

Skip Gray’s Marvellous Truth device is made for the Winnipeg memorial’s event Winnipeg Now in 2012. The installation impeccably recreated a parlour/sitting that is fictional for the character skip Grey, inventrix and party teacher. Gallery-goers had been invited to stay (it self a rarity in a gallery that is contemporary) in cosy Edwardian chairs, and read or tune in to the tale of skip Grey, played on a phonograph. The medium by which this story is delivered, plastic, echoes an object that is central the tale: skip Gray adapts accurate documentation player to produce a truth-telling machine. The numerous disjunctures between your building that is modernist the old fashioned “room”, the general public gallery while the personal house, and concerns of truth vs. Fiction upon that your tale relies, developed both a familiar experience (being told an account in a “grandmotherly” environment) and concerns in connection with superior knowledge or “truth” that progress and technology imply.

Crazy Ride ended up being presented at Los Angeles Nuit Blanche, Toronto, in Oct. 2009. The task included installing an operating midway on Bay Street, the center for the nation’s monetary region. Two carnival rides, Avalanche and Super Fun Slide, had been staffed by carnies in operation matches whom greeted cyclists with handshakes. More alleged “downsized Bay St. Employees” distributed free cotton candy. Further recommendations into the crash that is financial made through carnivalesque signage (i.e. “Absolutely free and worth less all of the time”), a soundtrack that is amplified of tracks about cash, and a carnival barker whom growled unanticipated expressions such as for example, “Do you need to get smaller? ” Bay Street, frequently empty for A saturday evening, ended up being gone back to the folks whom taken care of it. Literally thousands and thousands of individuals waited as much as couple of hours to take the trips. The carnival lights beautifully mirrored into the glass bank towers. Screams of joy had been heard, perhaps perhaps maybe maybe not terror that is financial!

Archaeology and also you ended up being commissioned by the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary society in 2003. Dempsey and Millan created a video that is five-part (now additionally an individual channel work) within the Gallery of Ancient Greece. Amidst the headless statues of idealized feminine beauty, they inserted Milan’s mind, talking on movie monitors, about history, war while the energy of language. Https: //

Mirror Mirror had been site-specific piece installed in Central Tech senior school, Toronto, within the autumn of 2000. Alert to the overwhelming quantity of image-related information being targeted at women, Dempsey and Milan made distorted body-image manifest, and reflected worries and anxieties back once again to the audience. Influenced by the huge cup mirrors into the girls’ washrooms, for which seeing a person’s expression is unavoidable, they constructed enjoyable home mirrors that warps the viewer’s image. They certainly were put on the current mirrors as a discuss our preoccupation having a narrowly-defined beauty and social codes of real presentation. Into the tradition regarding the freak show, clown while the grotesque, the distorted images included humour, contrary to the relationship that is contemporary of girl and her mirror, which frequently include judgment, control, and pity. The mirrors became a performance web site for the school that is high, a niche site of play. The mirrors are not practical; these were of no assistance whenever using makeup or doing an individual’s hair. They certainly were produced only to be skilled in a minute of shock and laughter, also to motivate review regarding the distorted self-images that haunt us.

One Gay City was made in 1997. Each life-sized bus-shelter advertisement depicted a cheerful Winnipegger (a toddler together with her birthday celebration cake, an fisherwoman along with her catch and a breathtaking boy dressed as Manitoba’s sign, The Golden child), using the label line, “Winnipeg: One Gay City”. This referenced the town’s motto, “Winnipeg: One Great City”. The project came into being because Winnipeg’s then-Mayor, Susan Thompson, declined to provide Gay Pride Day official sanction. This a number of artist-created adverts had been never ever set up as the marketing agency whom managed the coach shacks objected for their homosexual content and had been supported by Canadian Advertising Standards whom deemed them potentially upsetting. Dempsey and Millan re-created the task as a variety of postcards and filed a Manitoba Human Rights grievance. They settled with all the advertising agency in 1999, prior to the instance decided to go to committee, during the exact same time that Winnipeg elected the very first freely homosexual mayor in the united states.

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