Ease on Down the Road: Marissa Sean Cruz February 24 - March 1, 2020
Marissa Sean Cruz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) with a focus in video and digital arts. As a biracial Filipinx, Cruz’s work negotiates a layered socioracial identity in sculptural confrontations, conceptual systems and prop-comedy performances. During her residency at Struts & Faucet, she will be working on a video that focuses on the artist anthropomorphizing into a show-poodle. Her video is a departure from research into a troublesome binary that implies “cuteness” as opposition to “criticality”. She examines “adorableness” as an act of resistance and rebellion, rather than a hinderance to an idea of “avant-garde”.