Artist in Residence Talk: Lamathilde

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

During her residency, lamathilde will be developing a video about “how the Wonder Woman TV series undermined my young heteronormativity, and made me into the feminist, lesbian avenger in a white and capitalist society that I am today.” Her work reclaims feminist stories. She seeks subjective readings that can construct new models.

She has named herself lamathilde for a variety of reasons. By eliminating the customary capital letter at the beginning, she eliminates its signification as a name. By using a variation of her first name, she removes the traditional patriarchal lineage of naming. Adding the definite article determines the female gender, but also refers to a concept as a whole, not just one individual; lamathilde is singular and of the human species. Her name also references celebrity culture, whereby megabands are named “The…”

  • lamathilde is a video-sound-performance artist. Her work investigates language and identity through rhetoric, sexuality and gender using low-grade video, super 8, manipulated film footage and stop-motion animation. Sound and humour are at the core of her practice. Her work has been shown in galleries and international festivals including FIFA (Montréal), Mix Festival (New York) and Instants Video (France). Visit her webste at