The following is a list of references that came out of discussions with artists in the residency.


The Body as Socially Constructed and as the Site and Vehicle for Meaning

The Body, Culture and Society; An Introduction

Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body

Frances Stark

Sue Lloyd



Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak


Otherness in Selfhood

Strangers, Gods and Monsters


Race and Politics of Representation

Kara Walker promo video

Kara Walker interview

“Why I yelled at the Kara Walker Exhibit” article

Sandra Brewster

Angelica Bass


Human Rights and Identity

Guillermina Buzio


The Human Condition

Tracey Emin

Vasco Araújo

Akram Zaatari

Aleesa Cohene

Werner Herzog


Disability in Art


Freda Kahlo


Abjectness and the Body

Insoon Ha

Kiki Smith

Jennifer Linton


Absence and Presence through the Body

Faye Mullen


Indigenous Artists

Keesic Douglas

Bonnie Devine

Lisa Myers

Tannis Neilson

Rebecca Belmore

KC Adams


Red Art Installations

Anish Kapoor

Wenda Gu

Aamu Song


White as Symbolism in Gender

James Whistler

David Magnusson


Queering the Landscape and Neighbourhoods

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan

Roy Mitchell


Photography and Abstraction

Joseph Carlson (“counter shapes”)

Aura Satz


Experimental Film and Dance

Maya Deren

Yvonne Rainer


Infinity in Islamic Art

Laura Marks


Body Collages

Wangechi Mutu


Body Drawings

Betty Goodwin


Feminism and Image Culture

Carla Rice

Rachel Maclean

Micheline Durocher


Feminism and Energetic Body Explorations

Linda Montano

Guerrilla Girls


Embodiment in Photography

Chantal Gervais

Nichola Feldman-Kiss


Performance Art and the Body

Bass Janader

Johannes Zits and Victoria Stanton

Ana Mendieta

Cirque Garuda

Nicolas Dumit Estevez

Marina Abramovic

Jessica Joy


Sex Acts in Art

Vito Acconci


Portraits of Strangers
Heather Hagborg (portraits from DNA)
Levi Mandel (crumpled portraits)
Candice Britz (photos of fans/cults & other conceptual portraiture)

Personal Branding and Social Media


Social Structures and Production of Labour

Karl Marx


Social Connectedness and Communication

Sophie Calle


*full text of Art in Theory; 1900-1990


*Resources from 2013 residency