(Biographical information from October 2000)
Lori Weidenhammer is a feminist performance artist from
Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. She has participated in two residencies
at the Banff Center for the Arts, the Instability of the Feminist
Subject, and Action Poetry. She has performed in various artist run spaces and other venues accross
Canada. As a curator, she has developed collaborative work for the Internet (Postcards
from the Feminist Utopia, 1996) and curated "Reinventing The Diva" (a performance art festival, 1998).
She uses video, audio, and computer
interactive systems in her work. She works with the image of herself in costume and
character. Her most recent work is "Brain Dress" - a costume designed like the folds of the
brain. When she touches different regions on the garment, video and sound
memories playback on the wall behind her. Lori is currently developing three new interactive costumes
that reference the history of under garments.