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.
Schilt and Joynt asked students to consider how they built narratives of their own lives by constructing a five minute "autobiography." Drawing on a variety of media, such as video, slide shows, and theatrical performance, students presented their curated "story of me" to their classmates.
The video below was a component student Ellen Kladky's autobiography presentation.