Tell Me The Truth

Toronto-based multi-media artist Chase Joynt, and Kristen Schilt (University of Chicago, Department of Sociology), explore the construction of public narratives about institutional and individual identities in a year-long project entitled Tell Me The Truth.  Throughout 2013-14, Joynt & Schilt will curate a series of screenings, readings, and multi-media installations that highlight queer artistic collaboration in an attempt to deploy and disrupt positions of scholarly, artistic and experiential authority.

Chase Joynt’s gallery show RESISTERECTOMY marked the official launch of the year-long collaboration between Joynt and Professor Kristen Schilt (Sociology, University of Chicago) sponsored by a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. The exhibition was on view in the Gray Center Lab from November 11 - December 8.

RESISTERECTOMY juxtaposes the narrative of trans* gender reassignment surgeries with the narrative of cancer surgeries – mastectomy and hysterectomy – the same surgeries organized in relation to very different modes of telling, showing and embodiment.