Artist

Mirha-Soleil Ross

Performance artist, videomaker, transsexual activist, curator, sexworker. Transplanted Québécois Ross is Toronto’s most visible and prolific transgender cultural voice. The star of the National Film Board’s well intentioned documentary In the Flesh (Gordon McLennan, 2000, 47), Ross’s sixteen or so own video productions have much more raw artistic energy and political bite—“gut-busting, ass-erupting and immoderately whorish,” as she says in the compilation of video excerpts. The tapes, often made in collaboration with Xanthra MacKay and Mark Karbusicky, blur boundaries among document, demonstration, performance, narrative, autobiography, representation... and provocation. From her own personal body, history and experience to the political fields of reproductive technology and animal rights, Ross’s restless art covers a broad landscape of politics and desire. Ross founded Toronto’s “Counting Past Two” trans-arts festival in 1998.

Videography

Les Vérités Vo(i)lées

2007, 31:45 minutes

Brandee aka Al Lana Lamarre

2007, 03:00 minutes

Live eXXXpressions: Sex Workers Stand Up

2006, 15:00 minutes, colour, Multilingual with French/English Subtitles (Spanish Subtitles available on request)

MATERSTINA (Langue Maternelle)

2003, 11:40 minutes, B & W, eng w french sub

ALLO PERFORMANCE!

2002, 13:00 minutes, B & W, French /Eng Sub

Proud Lives

2002, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Yapping Out Loud: Contagious Thoughts from an Unrepentant Whore

2002, 74:00 minutes, colour, English & French

Lullaby

2001, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Tremblement de Chair Extended version

2001, 07:30 minutes, colour, English

Madame Lauraine's Transsexual Touch

2001, 34:00 minutes, colour, English

Tremblement de Chair

2001, 03:40 minutes, colour, English

Tales from the Derrière

2000, 24:51 minutes, colour, English

G-SPrOuT!

2000, 12:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Journée Internationale de la Transsexualité

1998, 38:00 minutes, colour, English

Dysfunctional

1997, 09:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Gendertroublemakers

1993, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

An Adventure in Tucking with Jeanne B.

1993, 05:00 minutes, colour, French with English subtitles

Chroniques

1992, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

The Curatorial Incubator, Round 2
by Marty Spellerberg. Half Empty, Feb. 2005, no. 3.
The Curatorial Incubator
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2002.
Sex, Love, and Anti-Oppression: G-SPrOuT!
by David Sztybel.