opaf9_Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Toronto, Canada): Menstrual Accessory 
  • duration: 10 min
  • watch: 13th July 2018 at 5pm UTC

DESCRIPTION: Worried about your flow? Menstrual Accessory is a convenient solution to all your period stain problems. This new product is a sleek liquid you can use to cover your embarrassing period stains, it comes in fantastic colors including fluorescent pink, electric coral, and magenta. Menstrual Accessory is trendy, fashionable and desirable– unlike your actual period, which is dirty, ugly and uncomfortable.

BIO: Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award. ARTIST WEBSITE