Miigaazo, Mazhiwe, Wiijiiwe
Hosted By: AbTeC/Concordia University
Dayna Danger, Tio’tia:ke – Moonyang, 2Spirit, Metis – Anishinaabe/Saulteaux – Polish. BFA MFA
Through utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming the space with their larger-than-life works. Ongoing works around BDSM and beaded leather fetish masks explore the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Danger has exhibited their work nationally and internationally in such venues as Latitude 53, Edmonton AB; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MB; Warren G Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal; dc3 Projects, Edmonton; Roundhouse, Vancouver, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. Danger has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Danger currently serves as a board member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA).
Residency Highlights: Robotics and Interactive Sculpture
Danger is using the residency to develop art that addresses how technology is changing and will change the lifestyles of current and future generations, including conceptions and practices of sex, intimacy, power, and gender. The artwork, Danger writes, “will be a three-dimensional lens to a techno-sexual future and an examination of futuristic animalistic robotic intimacy.”