Movies and Videos

Movies and Videos

Dempsey and Millan have actually developed movies and videos that reconceive pre-existing performance pieces, which are ancillary aspects of performance tasks and which are 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 you also Video. 6 min. Five part installation that is site-specific solitary channel variations, Royal Ontario Museum. Nominated for Canadian Museum Association Award. Http: // Html

2002 Lesbian National Parks and Services: a potent Force of Nature movie. 24 min. Http: // 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 Short Drama.

1995 a in The Life of A Bull Dyke Video. 10 min day. Winner of 1997 Blizzard Award for Best Experimental. 2nd award at both the 1996 US Super 8 Film and Video Festival while the 1997 University of Oregon Gay/Lesbian movie Festival. Http: // Html

1994 So What Does A Lesbian Seem Like? Movie. 1 min. Made by Much Music. Played in rotation on nationwide television (Much Music). Screened in the UNESCO meeting on feamales in Beijing.

1993 Object/Subject of Desire Movie. 5 min. Screened throughout Asia and Sri Lanka (included in a touring movie package arranged by Opera. Other tests consist of Carillo Gil Museum (Mexico City), Magnetic North exhibit that is touring Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis), the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Http: // Html

1992 Medusa Raw movie. 10 min.

1990 we are speaking Vulva Movie. 5 min. Co-producers and directors with Tracey Traeger. Element of Studio D’s Five Feminist Minutes system. Winner of 1993 Blizzard Award for Best Music Video. Readers option, 1997 Sydney Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival. Represented Canada at 3rd Istanbul Biennial, 1992. Http: // Html


2009 Kunst-und Theorieprojekte, Frankfurt; 2008 Galerie sans nom, Moncton; 2002 Inside/Out Director’s Series, Toronto; 1999 Making Scenes Gay/Lesbian 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 into the Dyke Productions, 2010.

Lesbian National Parks and Services Field help Guide to the united states: Flora, Fauna & Survival techniques. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2002.

Handbook associated with the Junior Lesbian Ranger. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 2001.

Into the full life: Portrait of a contemporary Sex-Deviant. Winnipeg: Finger within the Dyke Productions, 1995.

Mary Medusa: A Testimonial. Winnipeg: Finger when you look at 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 parlour/sitting that is fictional associated with the character skip Grey, inventrix and party teacher. Gallery-goers had been invited to stay (it self a rarity within an modern gallery environment) in cosy Edwardian chairs, and read or pay attention to the storyline of skip Grey, played for a phonograph. The medium by which this story is delivered, plastic, echoes an object that is central the tale: Miss Gray adapts an archive player to produce a truth-telling machine. The countless disjunctures involving the modernist building and the old fashioned “room”, the general public gallery in addition to personal house, and concerns of truth vs. Fiction upon that the tale relies, developed both a familiar experience (being told an account in a “grandmotherly” environment) and concerns in connection with 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 included installing a practical midway on Bay Street, the center for the nation’s economic region. Two carnival rides, Avalanche and Super Fun Slide, had been staffed by carnies running a business matches whom greeted cyclists with handshakes. More alleged “downsized Bay St. Employees” distributed free cotton candy. Further recommendations towards the crash that is financial made through carnivalesque signage (i.e. “Absolutely free and worth less most of the time”), a soundtrack that is amplified of tracks about cash, and a carnival barker whom growled unanticipated expressions 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 a couple of hours to be on the trips. The carnival lights beautifully reflected within the cup bank towers. Screams of joy had been heard, perhaps maybe perhaps not monetary terror!

Archaeology and you also ended up being commissioned by the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary society in 2003. Dempsey and Millan created a five-part video clip installation (now additionally just one channel work) when you look at the Gallery of Ancient Greece. Amidst the headless statues of idealized beauty that is feminine they inserted Milan’s mind, talking on video clip monitors, about history, war plus the energy of language. Https: //

Mirror Mirror had been piece that is site-specific in Central Tech senior school, Toronto, into the autumn of 2000. Alert to the overwhelming number of image-related information being targeted at ladies, Dempsey and Milan made distorted body-image manifest, and reflected worries and anxieties back once again to the audience. Prompted because of the glass that is huge 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 being a discuss our preoccupation by having a narrowly-defined beauty and social codes of real presentation. Within the tradition regarding the freak show, clown as well as the grotesque, the distorted images included humour, contrary to the relationship that is contemporary of girl and her mirror, which frequently include judgment, control, and pity. The mirrors became a performance web web site when it comes to senior school pupils, a website of play. The mirrors are not practical; they certainly were of no assistance whenever using makeup or doing a person’s hair. They certainly were produced merely to be skilled in an instant of shock and laughter, and also to encourage critique associated with the distorted self-images that haunt us.

One Gay City is made in 1997. Each bus-shelter that is life-sized depicted a cheerful Winnipegger (a toddler togetthe woman with her birthday celebration dessert, an fisherwoman along with her catch and a gorgeous boy dressed as Manitoba’s expression, The Golden kid), with all 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, refused to provide Gay Pride official sanction day. This group of artist-created adverts ended up being never ever set up considering that the marketing agency whom managed the coach shacks objected for their homosexual content and had been 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 problem. They settled because of the advertisement agency in 1999, ahead of the instance decided to go to committee, during the exact same time that Winnipeg elected the initial freely homosexual mayor in the united states.