Liss Platt

Liss Platt is an artist whose works take the form of videotapes, films, photographs, films, web sites, and installations. Her media works combine personal narrative, critical analysis, humour, and gender politics to explore the way various representations (popular, subcultural, artistic) inform our understanding f ourselves within the world. Her works often employ humour as a strategy to increase accessibility and reach an audience that may not be open to or interested in queer subjectivities.

Most recently, she has been concentrating on creating abstract, formal works that examine the place of the body in art. These works also emerge from her desire to harness the gesture of the sports she plays, and to explore how her physicality relates to her personal history.

Liss Platt's video and film works have been exhibited throughout the United States, at such venues as The Whitney Museum, Millennium Film Workshop, and The New Museum in New York, The San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair in Chicago, and the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. Her works have also screened in Canada in Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary as well as internationally in England, Australia, Russia, Bratislava (Slovak Republic), Mexico, and Japan.

For the last ten years, Liss Platt worked and lived in Brooklyn, New York. She was an Assistant Professor in Film and Video at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, for the past five years and recently joined the faculty of McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in the Multimedia Program. She now resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Artist Code: 677


49 Days - in motion

2002, 16:00 minutes, colour, English

Three Trails

2001, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


1999, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Tongue in Chic

1996, 22:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Brains On Toast: The Inexact Science of Gender

1992, 23:30 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Pleasure Dome Brochure: Fall 2007
by Unknown. Pleasure Dome, Fall 2007, v. 2.