Shani Mootoo is an Irishborn Indo-TrinidadianVancouverite multimedia artist, best known for her single channel video work, poetry and novels. Through the use of subtle humour, rich texts and images, her work addresses issues of identity, and challenges the dominant stereotyping of race, gender and sexuality as they impact on her everyday life. Her aesthetic is culled from her layered cultural heritage. Her recent novel Cyreus Blooms at Night was nominated for both the Giller and the Chapters/Books in Canada 1st Novel Awards.
Artist Code: 336
2009, 30:50 minutes, colour/B&W, English
2009, colour, English
2000, 06:00 minutes, colour, English
1995, 20:00 minutes, colour, English
1994, 12:00 minutes, colour
1993, 14:00 minutes, colour
1992, 09:10 minutes, colour, English
1991, 03:15 minutes, colour, English
1991, 05:45 minutes, colour, English
by . Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, 2002. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
by . Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
by . The Toronto Star, Apr. 27, 1995.
by . Now, Apr. 28, 1994, v. 13, no. 35.
by . Parallelogramme, 1994, v. 20, no. 3.
by . Xtra!, June 10, 1994, no. 251.
by . Black Film Bulletin, 1994, v. 2, no. 3.
by . Afterimage, Nov. 1994, v. 22, no. 4.
by . Artforum, Sept 1994, v. 33.