vanessa grondin is a visual performing artist and writer who interweaves dynamic processes of movement, spatial intervention, and the breakdown of language as a form of embodiment. As a soft spoken woman, I am often led towards actively grounding strength in vulnerability through body motion and vocalization. I am interested in how performative, linguistic, and collaborative processes can become documented and re-activated through zines and printed ephemera. With a mindfulness for decolonial ways of being, I work alternatively with existing structures and conditions to make way for seeing beyond imposed visibilities. I seek to let processes flow for shape-shifting ways of interconnecting by looking towards Indigenous practices of sovereignty and navigating intercultural relations. Coming from a mixed ancestry of Asian-European roots with gaps in between, I carry much gratitude for continuing to grow and learn as a guest on unceded ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
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