Karen Miranda Augustine




ritualistic pop artist
  writer + videomaker

 

artwork  +  video  +  artist statement


Thesis Project

KM Augustine: paradise jacked


paradise jacked: snapshots of the cultural underground

CANADA, 2008, 11 MINUTES / VIDEO

 

An experimental survey of Toronto women artists and performers, with Louise Ethel LiliefeldtSandra Alland, the Laydeez Quire, Sook-Yin Lee, Martha E. Chaves and myself. Thesis project to "Paradise Jacked: Primitivism, Disidentification & Feminist Cultural Practice."

 

Collaborations

Video still from Some Girls...

 

Some Girls...

LAINA DAWES & KM AUGUSTINE, CANADA, 2005, 9 MINUTES / VIDEO

 

This short was developed to accompany music journalist Laina Dawes' presentation: "Black Female Metalheads," for the 2005 EMP Pop Music Conference in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Works in Distribution

All rental, screening and purchase enquiries are handled directly through my distributor, V Tape. Please contact them at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 452, Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3A8. Phone (416) 351-1317 or e-mail V Tape.

Video still from Post-Modern Minstrel


Post-Modern Minstrel

CANADA, 2001, 4 MINUTES / VIDEO

 

Featuring dubbz/poet/at/large Clifton Joseph, the pontifical diatribe of his alter ego, "Reverend Swami," is used to illustrate the regressive race, class and gender caricatures celebrated within the talk-show circuit — specifically that of Jerry Springer.

 

Video still from Skett?

skett?

CANADA, 2001 - SILENT, 4 MINUTES / VIDEO

 

"Skett": A West Indian term for a slack, easy woman. A silent, experiential short looking at the impact of fatherlessness on female sexual compulsion. (Excerpts from Jonetta Rose Barras' book Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women.)

 

Video still from I Call Myself

I Call Myself

CANADA, 2001, 2.5 MINUTES / VIDEO

 

Against the backdrop of the New 2 Live Crew videos, this video streeter begs the question: What does "woman" mean to the average male hip-hop consumer, promoter, DJ and MC?

 

 

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