About Me

Stacey Cann is a multidisciplinary artist working in Edmonton, Alberta. She has shown at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, The Ministry of Casual Living, Latitude 53 Contemporary Art, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and the International Print Centre New York among others. Her work involves durational elements whose mundane nature borders on the absurd, and she is interested in how we present ourselves in the commonplace of our daily life. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Print Media from Alberta College of Art and Design as well as a Masters of Arts in Art Education from Concordia University.

Shield


Women’s bodies are highly regulated and judged in public spaces. If a woman is harassed or assaulted what she was wearing or her behaviour is often to blame. This performance is a reaction to the suggestion that we can protect ourselves from attack through clothes that make us disappear in public.
This performance stems out of the artists own experiences of being told that if she felt unsafe in certain areas at night that if she dressed differently she would be left alone. This work engages with how clothes shelter or expose women in public places. Over the course of the performance the artist add more and more layers of clothing both to hide my body and to act as a shield against attack.














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