Suitable for all ages
With assistance from macFABfabrics
Lisa Anita Wegner - Toronto, Canada
Vanessa Lee Wishart - Toronto, Canada
Video, Fashion, Performance Art
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.
Lisa Anita Wegner & Vanessa Lee Wishart:
The Queen of the Parade showcases the inaugural collaboration of a folk artist for the internet age and a boundary-pushing fashion artist, as they use film, design, technology & live performance to explore how the history & symbolism of the traditional parade queen translates to our culture.
University Avenue & Queen Street West
This project is outdoors.