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Camille Turner

Camille Turner is a Toronto-based media/performance artist and cultural producer. She is the founder of Outerregion, an Afrofuturist performance company creating intercultural experiences that disrupt the expected and engage the public in unusual ways, and co-founder of Year Zero One, an electronic media arts organization. She has participated in and presented collaborative projects, community engagements, public performance and digital interventions in countries all over the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Senegal, Australia, Germany and Mexico.

Like many Canadians, Turner's cultural identity has been defined through the guise of "multiculturalism," as a fetishized display of “diversity" rather than an integral part of the fabric of Canadian culture. In response, she transformed herself into Miss Canadiana, an icon that challenges assumptions about Canadian identity and normative beauty. The public takes part in this project as an integral part of the live events and video/web documentation that blurs the line between "reality" and fiction. (from the artist's website)

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