this is part five of the lion series
Cure is a document from a time when radiation was touted as a solution for everything- for beauty, power, perhaps even for a broken heart. A drifting composition, Cure uses gently applied “radiation” techniques to mimic the application of a precious beauty cream. It completes the look with whispers of the promise of radium and the solutions it brings, floating in and out like traces of perfume.
Cure is part five of seven in the Lion series. Composed of seven works, Lion is a series of films creted on 16mm and hand processed with darkroom techniques that mimic the effects of radiation on film. Researched in Chernobyl, the series is a product of memories, history, pop culture and technical experiments to create visual representations of invisible forces. Lion consists of five collage diary works with two technical study films.
Presented at 286h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2014
Presented at Queer Lisboa 18, Queer Art section, September 2014
Presented at Cinémathèque Québécoise in Nature/Culture, October 2014
Presented at 17th Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, October 2014
Presented at 4th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2015
Presented in Radiant Bodies, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, June 2015
Presented at Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, Oslo, September 2015
Presented at Imagine Science Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, October 2015
Presented at Film for Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, June 2016