PARADE curated by Patrick Macaulay

Queen of the Parade, 2013

Lisa Anita Wegner - Toronto, Canada
Vanessa Lee Wishart - Toronto, Canada

Video, Fashion, Performance Art

Queen of the Parade, 2013

The Queen of the Parade is a 20-foot depiction of a parade queen, using exaggerated proportions, fashion, performance, and cutting-edge media, to depict a queen that will challenge you to think about what this image of femininity means to you.

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The image of the Queen of the Parade resounds across cultures, yet often remains unexamined in our society. Purity, fertility, sexuality, power & triumph-- all this & more is wrapped up in what the queen has historically symbolized. Incorporating exaggerated proportions, outré fashion, live performance, and cutting-edge media are incorporated into the queen's gown. This installation presents an over-the-top 20-foot depiction of a typical parade queen that challenges the audience to think about what this image of femininity means to them.

Suitable for all ages


University Avenue & Queen Street West

This project is outdoors.