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Chosen Family Values: Examining the Creative Practices of Kiera Boult, Madelyne Beckles, Kalale Dalton-Lutale and Cason Sharpe

Rosier, Delilah (2021) Chosen Family Values: Examining the Creative Practices of Kiera Boult, Madelyne Beckles, Kalale Dalton-Lutale and Cason Sharpe. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Rosier, Delilah
Abstract:

This major research paper presents an autoethnographic account of the cultural production: performances, plays, video, poetry, short stories, Instagram takeovers and lived experiences of Black biracial Canadian artists Madelyne Beckles, Kalale Dalton-Lutale, Kiera Boult, and Cason Sharpe. Putting these artists in conversation with one another serves to connect and archive a creative community and moment by way of shared identities, and shared stylistic, generational, and critical vocabularies. The thread that runs throughout their works is a critical framework informed by Black thinkers and perspectives encompassing Black art and artists, feminism, queerness, pop culture, class consciousness, and intersectionality stemming from a distinctly Canadian context. As a commemoration of kinship and as a contribution to the current discourse of contemporary Canadian art, this paper makes a case for how their creative practices speak from and about a unique, intersectional perspective and make a significant contribution to the Canadian art landscape.

Date: 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blackness, Biracialism, Feminism, Performance, Autoethnography, Queerness, Pop culture, Canadian, Archive, Contemporary Art History, Art Criticism, Parody, Camp, Humour, Drake, Chosen Family, Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House, Toronto, Hamilton, Kiera Boult, Madelyne Beckles, Kalale Dalton-Lutale, Cason Sharpe, Camille Turner, Lorraine O’Grady, Community, Class, Race, Mixed Race, Whiteness, Theatre, Video Art, Fiction, Non-Fiction
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 15:30
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:47
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3451

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