Movies and Videos

Dempsey and Millan have developed movies and videos that reconceive performance that is pre-existing, which are ancillary aspects of performance jobs and which are stand-alone single-channel works.

Movie and Videography

2014 Vigilance Super 8 movie 3 min. Commissioned by 8Fest, Toronto

2009 Endangered Species Lesbian Nationwide Parks and Services PSAs. Movie. 6 min. Commissioned by Pride Toronto.

2008 Super movie. 2 min. Commissioned by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

2007 Consideration Liberation Army Five-part movie. 12 min.

2003 Archaeology and you also Movie. 6 min. Five part installation that is site-specific solitary channel versions, Royal Ontario Museum. Nominated for Canadian Museum Association Award. Http: // Html

2002 Lesbian National Parks and Services: a potent Force of Nature movie. 24 min. Http: // Html

2000 Calamity Movie. 5 min. Commissioned by Ottawa Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival.

2000 Peril! Movie. 9 min.

1998 Homogeneity movie. 3 min. 1998. Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.

1996 citizen that is good Betty Baker movie. 27 min. 1996. Winner of 1999 Manitoba movement Picture business Association Blizzard Award for Best brief Drama.

1995 each day when you look at the Life of A Bull Dyke Video. 10 min. Winner of 1997 Blizzard Award for Best Experimental. 2nd award at both the 1996 US Super 8 Film and Video Festival additionally the 1997 University of Oregon Gay/Lesbian movie Festival. Http: // Html

1994 Just What Does A Lesbian Seem Like? Movie. 1 min. Made by Much Music. Played in rotation on nationwide television (Much Music). Screened during the UNESCO seminar on feamales in Beijing.

1993 Object/Subject of Want Movie. 5 min. Screened throughout Asia and Sri Lanka (included in a touring video package arranged by Opera. Other tests consist of Carillo Gil Museum (Mexico City), Magnetic North touring display, Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis), the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Http: // Html

1992 Medusa Raw Movie. 10 min.

1990 We’re speaking Vulva Movie. 5 min. Co-producers and directors with Tracey Traeger. Section of Studio D’s Five Feminist Minutes system. Winner of 1993 Blizzard Award for Best Music Video. Readers option, 1997 Sydney Gay/Lesbian Movie Festival. Represented Canada at 3rd Istanbul Biennial, 1992. Http: // Html


2009 Kunst-und Theorieprojekte, Frankfurt; 2008 Galerie sans nom, Moncton; 2002 Inside/Out Director’s Series, Toronto; 1999 scenes that are making Festival, Ottawa; 1998 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca; 1997 Image et Nation Gay/Lesbian Festival, Montreal; 1997 Out on Screen Gay/Lesbian Festival, Vancouver; 1996 YYZ Gallery, Toronto.


Magazines by Dempsey and Millan

Bedtime Stodies for the side of the planet. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2012.

Winnipeg Tarot Co. Tarot Deck. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 2010.

Lesbian National Parks and Services Field Guide to the united states: Flora, Fauna & Survival Skills. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2002.

Handbook regarding the Junior Lesbian Ranger. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 2001.

Within the LIFETIME: Portrait of a contemporary Sex-Deviant. Winnipeg: Finger within the Dyke Productions, 1995.

Mary Medusa: A Testimonial. Winnipeg: Finger into the Dyke Productions, 1992.


Dempsey and Millan have actually developed four major installments.

Skip Gray’s Marvellous Truth device was made when it comes to Winnipeg memorial’s event Winnipeg Now in 2012. The installation impeccably recreated a parlour/sitting that is fictional regarding the character skip Grey, inventrix and party teacher. Gallery-goers had been invited to stay (it self a rarity within an modern gallery environment) in cosy Edwardian chairs, and read or tune in to the tale of skip Grey, played on a phonograph. The medium by which this story is delivered, plastic, echoes an object that is central the storyline: skip Gray adapts an archive player to produce a truth-telling machine. The countless disjunctures involving the modernist building and the old fashioned “room”, the general public gallery additionally the personal house, and concerns of truth vs. Fiction upon that the tale relies, produced both a familiar experience (being told an account in a “grandmotherly” environment) and concerns concerning the superior knowledge or “truth” that progress and technology imply.

Crazy Ride ended up being presented at Los Angeles Nuit Blanche, Toronto, in Oct. 2009. The task involved installing an operating midway on Bay Street, the center associated with the nation’s district that is financial. Two carnival rides, Avalanche and Super Fun Slide, had been staffed by carnies in operation matches whom greeted cyclists with handshakes. More alleged “downsized Bay St. Employees” distributed free cotton candy. Further sources to your economic crash had been made through carnivalesque signage (in other words. “Absolutely free and worth less most of the time”), a soundtrack that is amplified of tracks about cash, and a carnival barker whom growled unanticipated expressions such as for instance, “Do you need to get smaller? ” Bay Street, often empty on a night, was returned to the people who paid for it saturday. Literally thousands of men and women waited as much as couple of hours to take the trips. The carnival lights beautifully mirrored within the cup bank towers. Screams of joy were heard, maybe perhaps maybe not economic terror!

Archaeology and you also ended up being commissioned because of the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary customs in 2003. Dempsey and Millan developed a video that is five-part (now additionally an individual channel work) into the Gallery of Ancient Greece. Amidst the headless statues of idealized feminine beauty, they inserted Milan’s mind, talking on video clip monitors, about history, war therefore the energy of language. Https: //

Mirror Mirror ended up being site-specific piece installed in Central Tech senior school, Toronto, within the autumn of 2000. Alert to the overwhelming number of image-related information being targeted at ladies, Dempsey and Milan made body-image that is distorted, and reflected worries and anxieties back into the audience. Encouraged because of the glass that is huge within the girls’ washrooms, by which seeing a person’s representation is unavoidable, they constructed enjoyable home mirrors that warps the viewer’s image. We were holding put throughout the current mirrors as a discuss our preoccupation by having a narrowly-defined beauty and social codes of real presentation. Within the tradition associated with the freak show, clown while the grotesque, the distorted images included humour, in comparison to the relationship that is contemporary of girl and her mirror, which regularly include judgment, control, and pity. The mirrors became a performance web web site for the school that is high, a website of play. The mirrors are not practical; these were of no assistance whenever using makeup or doing an individual’s hair. They certainly were produced merely to be skilled in a minute of shock and laughter, and also to motivate review associated with the self-images that are distorted haunt us.

One Gay City was created in 1997. Each life-sized bus-shelter advertising depicted a cheerful Winnipegger (a toddler with her birthday celebration dessert, an fisherwoman along with her catch and a breathtaking boy dressed as Manitoba’s icon, The Golden kid), with all the label line, “Winnipeg: One Gay City”. This referenced the town’s motto, “Winnipeg: One Great City”. The project came into being because Winnipeg’s then-Mayor, Susan Thompson, declined to offer Gay Pride official sanction day. This group of artist-created adverts ended up being never ever set up as the advertising agency whom managed the coach shacks objected for their content that is gay and sustained by Canadian Advertising Standards who deemed them possibly upsetting. Dempsey and Millan re-created the task as a number of postcards and filed a Manitoba Human Rights issue. They settled aided by the advertising agency in 1999, ahead of the instance decided to go to committee, during the exact same time that Winnipeg elected the initial freely homosexual mayor in the united states.