Dayna McLeod is a performance and video artist. Her work uses humour, and capitalizes on exploiting the body’s social and material conditions using performance-based practices for cabaret and video. She approaches pop culture, queerness, age, and feminism with a unique and quirky sensibility. Her work has been presented at OFFTA in Montreal, the Summerworks Theatre Festival in Toronto, the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, the Abrons Art Center in NYC, Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal, the Impakt Festival in Utrecht Netherlands, the Mardi Gras Festival in Darlinghurst Australia, MIX Brasil Festival Of Sexual Diversity in São Paulo Brazil, the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw Poland, the City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana Slovenija, and Le Centre d’art contemporain in Paris. I Live for Menopause—a queer middle aged romp that imagines a menopausal future full of promise—won the Prix du Public in the Experimental category at Cineffable, Festival International du film Lesbian et Feminist de Paris in 2019. Dayna has also completed a Ph.D. in Humanities at The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University.
2018, 04:15 minutes, Colour
2013, 06:10 minutes, Colour, English
2010, 04:10 minutes, colour, English
2010, 05:00 minutes, colour, English
2009, 03:04 minutes, colour, English
2009, 06:48 minutes, colour, English
2009, 07:47 minutes, colour, English
2005, 18:00 minutes, colour, English
2004, 09:00 minutes, colour, English
2002, 04:30 minutes, colour, English
2001, 10:30 minutes, B&W, English
2000, 02:30 minutes, B&W, English
1999, 09:00 minutes, B&W, English
1998, 08:00 minutes, colour, English
by . Canadian Theatre Review, Winter 2012, no. 149.
by . No More Potlucks, July 2011, no. 16.
by . No More Potlucks, Jan. 2011, no. 13.
by . No More Potlucks, Nov. 2010, no. 12.
by . No More Potlucks, July 2009, no. 4.
by . Montreal Mirror, 2005, v. 20, no. 44.
by . The National Post, July 8, 2000.
by . Hour, Mar. 2, 2000.