The Village, The Homeless, The Drug-Users

Homelessness and police intervention hot topics in the Village

“…we might ask, what if the strategies for LGBT civil rights were applied to the homeless and injection drug-user population, rather than simply resorting to a punitive herding of these people using the SPVM, who are known to kill homeless people and minorities without cause, and without consequence for members of their ‘brotherhood’?”

MANIF CONTRE L’EMBOURGEOISEMENT INCESSANT DU VILLAGE GAI
Friday, October 7 · 3:30pm – 6:00pm @ Parc Serge-Garant (Métro Beaudry)

Gay Village: ‘We believe in this neighbourhood’  The Gazette

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Working with animation, video, painting, drawing, installation and intervention, my interdisciplinary practice examines the complex position of culture within neoliberal capitalism and critiques modes of social control, while exploring the potential for art to function as a site of resistance. I am specifically interested in how modes of violence are perpetuated collectively through popular narratives, concepts of justice and denial of accountability. Frequently engaging with communities and collectives, my practice eschews individual authorship in favour of collaboration. This has included an ongoing commitment to working with women and youth who are in conflict with the law, through the creation of art projects in prisons as well as at numerous centres that support marginalized people. In 2008, I completed an MFA through the Public Art and New Artistic Strategies program at the Bauhaus University (Weimar, Germany). My work has been shown nationally and internationally in festivals, screenings, artist run centres and museums. I am currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University. http://jessicamaccormackrmack.tumblr.com/
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One Response to The Village, The Homeless, The Drug-Users

  1. Thank you for reposting my editorial. I think there is a demo planned for Oct 7th, which is the demo I thought you were referring to when we texted early. xo J

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