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LOMAA is excited to welcome Gislina Patterson and Dasha Plett for the fourth event in the Queer Frontiers series! Patterson and Plett will be presenting a new virtual performance with two opportunities to view the work and an online artist talk that will include a Q&A. Make sure to preregister for all three free online events using the Eventbrite links below!

This event is co-presented with Video Pool Media Arts Centre.

Below you will find details about the event, artists, and the collaborating organization. Please send a message to cnegus@lomaa.ca with questions on accessibility or viewing.

Virtual Performances:

Performance #1

Thursday, August 26, 2021
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

Preregistration on Eventbrite is required and the viewing link will be provided within the confirmation email.

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/queer-frontiers-gislina-patterson-and-dasha-plett-performance-1-registration-167518306765


Performance #2

Saturday, August 28, 2021
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Preregistration on Eventbrite is required and the viewing link will be provided within the confirmation email.

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/queer-frontiers-gislina-patterson-and-dasha-plett-performance-2-registration-167524547431

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Accessibility Note: ASL Interpretation and closed captioning will be available after the live performances when the videos are presented on LOMAA’s Vimeo page beginning on Saturday, September 4, 2021.

Content Note: The performances contain references to emotional and physical abuse, self harm, violence, violence towards animals, transphobia, suicide, gender dysphoria, and alcohol.


Online Artist Talk:

Saturday, August 28, 2021
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET

Preregistration on Eventbrite is required and the Zoom meeting link will be provided within the confirmation email.

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/queer-frontiers-gislina-patterson-and-dasha-plett-artist-talk-registration-167528824223

Accessibility Note: ASL interpretation will be available during the online talk.


Program Notes:

i am your spaniel, or, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare by Gislina Patterson

Written and performed by Gislina Patterson
Directed and dramaturged by Dasha Plett
Designed by We Quit Theatre

We’d like to invite you to a beginner’s lecture on Shakespearean First Folio text analysis. In this lecture we will cover: grammar and spelling, historical and literary context, pop culture adaptations, misplaced memories, climate disaster, violent revolution, Sam Rockwell movies, the end of the world, shoplifting, masculinity, CIA propaganda, baseball, T4T, and talking dogs. No lunch provided.

We Quit Theatre is a collaboration between Gislina Patterson and Dasha Plett. Recent works include Men Explain Things to Us… and We Like It!, a short video work commissioned by the Stratford Festival Lab for Stratfest@Home. We Quit Theatre’s award-winning overhead projector performance 805-4821 (adapted for Google Docs during the COVID-19 pandemic) has toured to SummerWorks, OFFTA, Théâtre Catapulte, and PushOFF. Their new full length performance piece, i am your spaniel, or, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare by Gislina Patterson, has been developed in residency at the Stratford Festival Lab and the SummerWorks Festival, and they are delighted to be premiering it for LOMAA! Find We Quit Theatre on Instagram @wequittheatre.

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LOMAA’s Queer Frontiers critically reflects on Canada’s 50th anniversary celebration of the purported “decriminalization” of homosexuality in the country. Serving as a counter to the state revelries, LOMAA will host eight artists, artist duos, or curators who have established practices post-legislation and remain on the frontiers of Canadian queer media. This project centres queer narratives and praxis as a means to interrogate historical representation and continue fortifying queer futures within this country.

For more background information please visit: https://anti-69.ca/

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Video Pool Media Arts Centre (VP) aims to inspire curiosity and creative expression through technological empowerment and open exploration in all media art forms, cultivating experimental artistic practices and accessibility to technology through presentation, production, distribution, and education.

https://videopool.org/

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LOMAA would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the London Arts Council for their support of this program and their continued backing, as well as our co-presenter Video Pool Media Arts Centre.