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”.
Marissa Sean Cruz (b. 1996) is a video and performance artist whose work has been displayed in venues like Xpace, Studio 303, Studio Rialto, Galerie VAV Gallery, ThirdSpace and START gallery. Her various projects have been displayed throughout the United States and distributed digitally through spaces like the Centre for Art and Thought, North Fork Arts Projects, Public Parking and the Roundtable Residency.
Ease on Down the Road is a residency for regional emerging artists to produce a media art project using the centre’s equipment and technical resources. For information on how to apply, visit our submissions page.