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How to Build a Ruin: Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney

Art as a Tool for Change
March 4, 8 PM

This performance takes up thinking and feeling about ruins in relation to sexuality. When is a ruin ruined and for whom? How can we think about ruins alongside other erotic modalities, like “to be ruined.” To poke at these questions, the performance follows a winding path: from the Spomeniks of the former Yugoslavia, to the moss, rot, and fecundity of Vancouver, a city that is always wet, to speculation about what Minnie Mouse has been doing in Toon Town since Disneyland’s COVID closure. Featuring guest appearances by Meyer’s mother, Cvjetka, and Minnie Mouse.

Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney

Hazel Meyer’s work with installation, performance, and text investigates the relationships between sport, sexuality, feminism, and material culture.

Cait McKinney is a media historian and assistant professor in the School of Communication at SFU. 

Hazel and Cait’s collaborations explore their shared attachments to queer histories through research, writing, and archival interventions. Their work has been presented in No More Potlucks (CA), Little Joe: Queers and Cinema Magazine (UK), PHILE (DE), INCITE Journal of Experimental Media (US), and Deep Down Body Thirst, curated by the collective Radclyffe Hall for the Glasgow International, SCT (2018.) Their film Slumberparty, 2018 has been screened at various festivals including London International Film Festival (2018), Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Tramway & LUX Scotland, SCT (2019) and the Porn Film Festival Berlin, DE (2019.) They are currently working on They, Olympia a video about the 1990 Vancouver Gay Games.

Art as a Tool for Change is supported in part by the Canadian Artist Presentation Fund.
Ce projet est financé  par le gouvernement du Canada