Artist

Dayna McLeod

Dayna McLeod is a writer, video and performance artist living and working in Montreal. Peppered with feminism, Dayna’s work is ripe with humour and socially charged situations. She heightens the realities of social exchange, usually focusing on sexual exploitation and orientation to create an environment of absurd recognition for her audience. Dayna has traveled extensively with her performance work and has received funding for video projects from the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec. She has participated in residency programs at Studio 303 in Montreal, Charles Street Video in Toronto, and EM Media in Calgary. Dayna’s videos have played in national and international programs and festivals including the Images, Female Eye, and Sex and Death Short Film Festivals in Toronto, the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois in Montréal, MIX: New York, Women In The Director's Chair in Chicago, the San Francisco International Lesbian And Gay Film Festival, Out-In-Africa Film Festival in Cape Town, the Mardi Gras Festival in Darlinghurst Australia, Festival Paris, Feminale International Women's Film Festival in Cologne Germany, Kombat: Queer Feminist Film Festival in Stockholm Sweden and the Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Italy.

Videography

Thong (to the 5th power)

2010, 04:10 minutes, colour, English

The Cremation of Sam McGee

2010, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Ultimate SUB Ultimate DOM: Maria Von Trapp & Mary Poppins

2009, 03:04 minutes, colour, English

That's Right Diana Barry, You Needed Me

2009, 06:48 minutes, colour, English

Teabagging and Other Beauty Secrets

2009, 07:47 minutes, colour, English

Pleasure Zone

2005, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

Dad, Don't Be Mad

2004, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Master Libation - * audio starts in black*

2002, 04:30 minutes, colour, English

Watching Lesbian Porn

2001, 10:30 minutes, B&W, English

The Bathroom Tapes: Track 3; Take 4 ("My Man")

2000, 02:30 minutes, B&W, English

How to Fake an Orgasm (whether you need to or not)

1999, 09:00 minutes, B&W, English

Ode To Dorothy

1998, 08:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

The extraction/fusion apparatus: Dayna McLeod's engaged mash-up...
by Anne Golden. Canadian Theatre Review, Winter 2012, no. 149.
Dayna MacLeod's Feminist Celluloid Fantasies, Queer Revisionary:...
by T.L. Cowan. No More Potlucks, July 2011, no. 16.
The Gaze from the Rearview Mirror: Amir Baradaran's Transient Taxi...
by Dayna McLeod. No More Potlucks, Jan. 2011, no. 13.
Dana Claxton and the Graceful Art of Rage
by Dayna McLeod. No More Potlucks, Nov. 2010, no. 12.
Getting Messy and Complicated with Dana Inkster
by Dayna McLeod. No More Potlucks, July 2009, no. 4.
The Ass Alley Anglers vs. the Pussy Packers: Dayna mcleod's...
by Sasha. Montreal Mirror, 2005, v. 20, no. 44.
Sex, Smurfs and video tapes
by Thomas Hirschmann. The National Post, July 8, 2000.
Feminist Angst: Giv Us a Break!
by Dayna McLeod. Hour, Mar. 2, 2000.