Dempsey and Millan have actually developed movies and videos that reconceive pre-existing performance pieces, which are ancillary aspects of performance jobs 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 Nationwide 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 movie. 12 min.
2003 Archaeology and also you Movie. 6 min. Five part installation that is site-specific solitary channel variations, Royal Ontario Museum. Nominated for Canadian Museum Association Award. Http: //fingerinthedyke.ca/archaeology_mov. Html
2002 Lesbian National Parks and Services: A Force of Nature movie. 24 min. Http: //fingerinthedyke.ca/rangers_mov. 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 Resident: 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 reward at both the 1996 US Super 8 Film and Video Festival therefore the 1997 University of Oregon Gay/Lesbian movie Festival. Http: //fingerinthedyke.ca/bull_dyke_mov. Html
1994 Just What Does A Lesbian Seem Like? Movie. 1 min. Made by Much Music. Played in rotation on nationwide television (Much Music). Screened during the UNESCO meeting on ladies in Beijing.
1993 Object/Subject of Want Movie. 5 min. Screened throughout Asia and Sri Lanka (included in a touring movie package organized by Opera. Other tests include Carillo Gil Museum (Mexico City), Magnetic North exhibit that is touring Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis), the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Http: //fingerinthedyke.ca/object_subject_mov. 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. Readers choice, 1997 Sydney Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival. Represented Canada at 3rd Istanbul Biennial, 1992. Http: //fingerinthedyke.ca/were_talking_vulva_mov. Html
FILM AND MOVIE RETROSPECTIVES
2009 Kunst-und Theorieprojekte, Frankfurt; 2008 Galerie sans nom, Moncton; 2002 Inside/Out Director’s Series, Toronto; 1999 scenes that are making 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 whole world. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2012.
Winnipeg Tarot Co. Tarot Deck. Winnipeg: Finger when you look at the Dyke Productions, 2010.
Lesbian National Parks and Services Field help Guide to the united states: Flora, Fauna & Survival Skills. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2002.
Handbook regarding the Junior Lesbian Ranger. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 2001.
Within the full life: Portrait of a contemporary Sex-Deviant. Winnipeg: Finger when you look at the Dyke Productions, 1995.
Mary Medusa: A Testimonial. Winnipeg: Finger within the Dyke Productions, 1992.
Dempsey and Millan have actually developed four major installments.
Skip Gray’s Marvellous Truth device was made for the Winnipeg memorial’s event Winnipeg Now in 2012. The installation impeccably recreated a fictional parlour/sitting space of this character skip Grey, inventrix and party trainer. Gallery-goers had been invited to stay (it self a rarity within an 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 a central item in the storyline: Miss Gray adapts an archive player to produce a truth-telling machine. The numerous disjunctures involving the modernist building and the old fashioned «room», the general public gallery and also the personal house, and questions of truth vs. Fiction upon that your tale relies, produced both a familiar experience (being told an account in a «grandmotherly» environment) and concerns about the superior knowledge or «truth» that progress and technology imply.
Crazy Ride had been presented at Los Angeles Nuit Blanche, Toronto, in Oct. 2009. The task involved installing a practical midway on Bay Street, one’s heart for the nation’s monetary region. Two carnival rides, Avalanche and Super Fun Slide, had been staffed by carnies running a business matches whom greeted cyclists with handshakes. More so-called “downsized Bay St. Employees” distributed cotton candy that is free. Further recommendations towards the economic crash had been made through carnivalesque signage (in other words. “Absolutely free and worth less all of the time”), a soundtrack that is amplified of tracks about cash, and a carnival barker whom growled unforeseen phrases such as for instance, “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 cup bank towers. Screams of joy had been heard, perhaps not terror that is financial!
Archaeology and also you had been commissioned because of the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary society in 2003. Dempsey and Millan developed a video that is five-part (now additionally an individual channel work) within the Gallery of Ancient Greece. Amidst the headless statues of idealized beauty that is feminine they inserted Milan’s mind, talking on movie monitors, about history, war plus the energy of language. Https: //vimeo.com/132492044
Mirror Mirror had been site-specific piece installed in Central Tech highschool, Toronto, within the autumn of 2000. Aware of the overwhelming level of image-related information being targeted at ladies, Dempsey and Milan made distorted body-image manifest, and reflected worries and anxieties back into the audience. Encouraged because of the huge cup mirrors into the girls’ washrooms, by which seeing a person’s representation is unavoidable, they constructed enjoyable home mirrors that warps the viewer’s image. They were put throughout the current mirrors as a discuss our preoccupation having a narrowly-defined beauty and social codes of real presentation. Within the tradition for the freak show, clown additionally the grotesque, the distorted images included humour, in comparison to the modern relationship of the girl along with her mirror, which regularly include judgment, control, and pity. The mirrors became a performance web site when it comes to school that is high, a website of play. The mirrors are not practical; these people were of no assistance whenever make-up that is applying doing a person’s hair. These were developed in order to be skilled in an instant of shock and laughter, and also to motivate review associated with the self-images that are distorted haunt us.
One Gay City was made in 1997. Each bus-shelter that is life-sized depicted a cheerful Winnipegger (a toddler together with her birthday celebration dessert, an fisherwoman along with her catch and a gorgeous boy dressed as Manitoba’s sign, The Golden kid), 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 offer Gay Pride official sanction day. This group of artist-created advertisements had been never ever set up considering that the marketing agency whom managed the coach shacks objected for their content that is gay and sustained by Canadian Advertising Standards whom deemed them possibly upsetting. Dempsey and Millan re-created the task as a few postcards and filed a Manitoba Human Rights grievance. They settled utilizing the advertisement agency in 1999, ahead of the instance decided to go to committee, during the time that is same Winnipeg elected the very first freely homosexual mayor in united states.