is a reader and writer based between Montréal and Toronto. She's a former member of the MICE Magazine collective and holds an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Foreigners Out!, the title of Schlingensiefs art project-cum-reality television parody, was created in response to the formation of a far-right, anti-immigration Austrian coalition government the same year. Inspired by the Y2K affinity for 24/7 reality programming, Schlingensief used the Big Brother format to capture the lives of twelve real asylum seekers.
Over the past few years, much has been saidhastily, thoughtfully, and above all with conviction and abundant evidenceabout the gendered experiences faced by women working in the film industry.
Though the film begins with allusions to rule and justice from Antiquity and the Renaissance, What Is Democracy? is very much about the global present.