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Jennifer Laiwint


Jennifer Laiwint is based in Tkaronto / Toronto. She is a visual artist and DJ who works across the disciplines of video, text, sound and movement-based performance. She is a graduate of York University’s Visual Arts Program and completed a one-year work-study program in Visual and Digital Arts at the Banff Centre. Jennifer’s practice takes a research and process-oriented approach to explore the links between self-improvement culture, loneliness and social performance. Jennifer investigates what draws people into programs that offer promises of transformation and how our attempts towards self-actualization can be translated into movement, video and text. Her current work uses dance and electronic music to explore the connection between physical rhythms and personal transformation. She has developed her work in residencies at the Banff Centre and NARS foundation in New York and has exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada and The United States, including Xpace, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, SummerWorks Performance Festival and Flesh Crisis Performance Art Festival. Jennifer was recently the nonlocal artist in residence at Duplex Artists' Society in Vancouver where she screened a new film work at the Western Front in Vancouver. In 2020, Jennifer was accepted into the Dancemakers Peer Learning Network and the DOC Institue Breakthrough Program to develop new projects in the fields of dance and documentary film. Jennifer is a board member at Pleasure Dome and has a monthly DJ residency at Halfmoon BK, a community radio station in Brooklyn, New York.

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