Victoria Sin (Canada/UK) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Victoria Sin ft. Matteo Gemolo (traverso), If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now, 2019
Watch an excerpt of this performance here (from 05:37).
This work uses storytelling and drag to question how language not only gives shape to thought, but shapes thought. Staging a dialogue between a desiring queer body and an instrumentalist, it brings to light how identity and experience are not only represented but also created and reinforced through language and naming.
Commissioned by and presented with support from Chi-Wen Gallery
A View From Elsewhere, 2018
This performance stages a series of narratives from personal to scientific, drawing on research into embodiment through lip syncing, the pathologisation of queer behaviour in evolutionary theory, and a story of wilful self-sacrifice in an attempt to join with an other. Structured in three acts, these narratives form a heavily constructed fantasy on the often-unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Soundtrack: Shy One
Lighting: Cecilia Gonzalez Barragan
Costume: Ingrid Krafchenko
Wig styling: Naomi Fuller
Presented with support from Canada High Commission