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Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan
September 18-21, 2003

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan have collaborated on performances, films, videos, publications and public art projects since 1989. This duo is best known for provocative, humourous pieces such as WE'RE TALKING VULVA, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BULL-DYKE, and LESBIAN NATIONAL PARKS AND SERVICES. Twisting traditional mythology and iconography, exploring notions of the lesbian body, and looking at the devolution of modern-day language and democracy, their works combine savvy writing, vivid personae and poignant wit. Based in Winnipeg, they have toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and their film and video works have been screened in venues ranging from women's centres in Sri Lanka to the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Their most recent publication is Lesbian National Parks and Services Field Guide to North America: Flora, Fauna and Survival Skills (Pedlar Press, 2002).

Photography: Miklos Legrady

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