First Person Trans: Artist Talk and Screening with Chase Joynt
Through a presentation of his newest film work, alongside projects by other trans and gender non-conforming media makers, Toronto-based media artist Chase Joynt challenges us to engage with how stories about gender non-conforming people are told. How does the artistic production of moving images potentially subvert institutional trans narratives, such as those generated by medicine and broader media? What does it mean for trans and genderqueer identified artists to be resisting traditional media forms in an attempt to tell their own stories? FIRST PERSON TRANS engages with various autobiographic and personal narrative story-telling techniques as a way in which to destabilize, unpack and reorder various perceived (trans) gendered truths.
Chase Joynt is a Toronto-based filmmaker, performer and writer. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist, Chase's film Akin is currently being exhibited at festivals in Canada, the US and Internationally. His last film, Everyday to Stay was awarded Best Short Film while on tour with Madrid's International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Jury Award for Best Documentary in Bangalore, India. Chase’s latest media installation project RESISTERECTOMY was curated by The Feminist Art Gallery in Toronto, and presented as a solo exhibition at Access Gallery in Vancouver, BC. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at York University.