1. Making Ladies - Allyson Mitchell's Ladies Sasquatch


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    Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working predominantly in sculpture, installation and film. Since 1997, Mitchell has been melding feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography and the body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft. In 2009 Allyson Mitchell’s installation Ladies Sasquatch was unleashed, both delighting and frightening viewers. In this short Mitchell gives insight into the layered concepts behind her provocative work. The video weaves interviews with images of her studio and exquisite sculptures to explore the interconnections between bodies, monsters, art and the hand-made. Ladies Sasquatch by Allyson Mitchell Video made by Dilia Narduzzi and Lesley Chan Photos by Cat O'Neil

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    • Allyson Mitchell – Furry Crits


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      In Allyson Mitchell’s world, art isn’t precious or formal. In fact, you can touch it, feel it, and sometimes even walk on it. Take off your shoes in her Brooklyn, NY studio at the ISCP→ International Studio & Curatorial Program toe your way across a patchwork quilt of crocheted pot holders, toilet seat covers, blankets and you quickly become part of her signature installation in-progress “Hungry Purse; The Vagina Dentata in Late Capitalism”. Which is exactly the idea. The Toronto native wants you to be comfortable with her radical, provocative works. Mitchell uses grandmotherly softness, faux fur, warm 60’s and 70’s hues, and familiar objects to entice hesitant viewers to contemplate edgy themes related to lesbianism, nudity, feminism, and fatness. An artist-portrait by CastYourArt. | www.castyourart.com

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      • allyson mitchell salon


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        Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance and film. Her practice melds feminism and pop culture to trouble representations of women, sexuality and the body. Her works have been exhibited at the Textile Museum of Canada, MOCCA, the Warhol Museum, Walker Art Center, and the BFI. Her ongoing aesthetic/political project, Deep Lez advocates a return to the histories of radical and lesbian feminisms and has been taken up by lgbtq activists and artists through alternative curatorial projects.

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        • Institutions by Artists - SESSION 04 : Institutional Time: Facts & Fictions


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          With: Chumpon Apisuk and Chantawipa Apisuk Concrete House Jakob Jakobsen Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) Skeena Reece Scott Rogers and Justin Patterson Arbour Lake Sghool Moderator: Magnolia Pauker Institutional Time: Facts & Fictions Often located in remote areas or outside the programmatic spectrum of mainstream artistic and academic institutions, many artist-run initiatives adopt pedagogical practices into their production and presentation, offering unconventional formats and less formal contexts than offered by either gallery or academic settings. On a smaller and more intimate scale, such initiatives foster the creation of alternative educational models, enable marginalized audiences access to information, and encourage the invention of new and atypical forms of knowledge. This session examines the pedagogical projects artist-run organizations around the world have set in place, among them, kitchen table knowledge production, “webs of matronage,” and detournements to the “notso-secret game of suburban one-upmanship.”

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          • Kill Rd.


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            A live-action animation about what happens when you take road kill home. trivia: This film was shot over a weekend when I lived on a farm in rural southern Ontario (you tend to think about road kill). technique trivia: The film was shot frame by frame. The actors had to say their lines in slow motion (sometimes we had to read them to them off-camera because it was so slow they would forget them). I thought that when I recorded the dialogue the images and sound would magically sync. Not so! Duh! I actually had to use classic animation technique: record the dialogue, time it, calculate the frames, then re-shoot the entire film on the optical printer to make the dialogue sync. Thank you math!!! film by: Christina Zeidler script: Christina Zeidler Deirdre Logue actors: Ali Soles, Allyson Mitchell, Deirdre Logue, Lex Vaughn camera , editing: Christina Zeidler soundtrack: See Why Sound - music Puppy Machine - sound effects

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            • Activism Art Portrait


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              Produced by Exan Auyoung for Canadianart.ca

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              • Canadianartschool.ca: Sculpture


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                PART OF CANADIANARTSCHOOL.CA'S PEOPLE + PRACTICES IN THE VISUAL ARTS SERIES In this video, sculptors Lois Andison, Brian Jungen, Allyson Mitchell, Evan Penny and Brendan Lee Satish Tang assemble unexpected materials and innovative methods in order to explore contemporary identity.

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                • Gala Pride Coalition for Free Speech


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                  The Alternative Gala By Pride Coalition For Free Speech June 30 2010, Allyson Mitchell, Zahra Dhanini, Jane Farrow, Anna Willats, Las Perlas del Mar, Alex Flores, Den Temin, Leo Zuñiga, everybody was present to welcome pride,

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                  • Allyson Mitchell Video: Interview with a Sasquatch


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                    In this studio visit and interview, Toronto artist Allyson Mitchell speaks to Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes about her upcoming exhibition “Ladies Sasquatch” at the McMaster Museum of Art (it opens January 29 and runs to March 21). In recent years Mitchell, a York University professor in both women’s studies and fine arts, has made increasingly large-scale sculptural figures that marry elements of feminist theory with neocraft and fun fur. The new sculptures for her touring show are no exception. As Mitchell says, “Lady Sasquatch is your dream girl, only bigger and hairier—and she might eat you if you don't look out.” (Video running time 7 minutes 26 seconds)

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