For this iteration of our Remote Intimacies performance series, Dayna Danger will draw their performance/screening from their immersion in the hide tanning traditions passed down from their great-grandmother. Danger will join from the Buckskin Babes Hide Tanning Camp in Montreal, Canada, where they are currently in residence. Following the screening, Danger will be in conversation with curator Regan DeLoggans. Click HERE to register.
Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit/Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish visual artist raised in so called Winnipeg, MB. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, their practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with their larger-than-life scale work. Danger’s current use of BDSM and beading leather fetish masks explores the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender, and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Danger is currently based in Tio'tia:ke. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Danger has exhibited her work in Santa Fe, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Peterborough, North Bay, Vancouver, Edmonton and Banff. Danger currently serves as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA).
Regan de Loggans (they/them) (Mississippi Choctaw/ Ki’Che Maya) is a two-spirit agitator, art historian, curator and educator based in Canarsie land in so-called Brooklyn. Their work relates to decolonizing, indigenizing, and queering institutions and curatorial practices. They are a member of the Indigenous Kinship Collective: NYC. They have staged actions at the Whitney Biennial, American Museum of Natural History and on the MTA Subway in response to continued settler colonialism and institutionalized racism and violence. (Follow: @phaggot.planet @indigenouskinshipcollective)
Remote Intimacies is a series of new and experimental performances created specifically for online viewing, and commissioned and co-organized with Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City. This program will be introduced by Stamatina Gregory, Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Leslie Lohman Museum.
Image Credit: Craig Commanda (@craigcommandacreations)