Shield

Stacey Cann

Performances will be taking place on and around Churchill Square on:

Friday June 23 at noon
Monday June 26 at 5 pm
Tuesday June 27 at noon
Thursday June 29 at 5 pm
Saturday July 1 at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm
Sunday July 2 at noon
Monday July 3 at 7 pm

Women’s bodies are highly regulated and judged in public spaces. It is often public opinion that if a woman is harassed or assaulted what she was wearing or her behaviour must be to blame. This performance is a reaction to the suggestion that women can protect themselves from attack through clothes that make them disappear in public. In thinking about how clothes shelter or expose women, Stacey adds more and more layers of clothing over the course of the performance, both to hide her body and to create a shield against both physical and psychological attack.

Biography

Stacey Cann is an Edmonton based multidisciplinary and performance artist who is interested in how we interact in our daily lives. Her work often uses repetition and the mundane to create absurd reflections of our daily existence. 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. 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.