Lorri Millan creates performance, film, video, books and installation with her long-time collaborator Shawna Dempsey. This duo often mimics mainstream forms, so that their work can slip into different arenas, subverting and perverting accepted meanings. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues ranging from United Church Conferences, to the Istanbul Biennial, to the Sydney Gay/Lesbian Mardi Gras. Many of their recent performances blur expected conventions of art, commerce, and service, and include pieces such as Grocery Store, Scentbar, and Lesbian National Parks and Services. Other, more theatrical performance works include The Dress Series and Target Marketing, technically precise performances that have resulted in Millan and Dempsey being acclaimed “one of the high-points of contemporary Canadian artistic production.” (Border Crossings).

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