Camille Intson (she/her) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and researcher whose practice spans writing, performance, music, new media, and emerging technology. Her work frequently explores (1) what it means to identify as ‘femme’ and ‘queer’ in a society which rewards masculinity, cisheteronormativity, whiteness, and coloniality; (2) the nature of belief and spiritual transcendence; and (3) adaptations and transformations of the ‘human’ subject in an increasingly technological world. Intson’s artistic practice is characterized by transdisciplinarity, unexpected collaborations, fluidity between form and genre, and thinking across and between different mediums and modes of expression from a distinctly queer, feminist, and neurodivergent perspective and sensibility. Her critically acclaimed body of work has been honoured with a Playwrights’ Guild of Canada Tom Hendry Award, Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, NNPF National Playwriting Competition Award, Hamilton Music Award, Best in Fringe/Venue and New Play Contest Award, and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination.
Intson’s doctoral research examines ways in which queer and feminist creators are using emerging technological tools and techniques, for example, virtual reality, soma design, intermedial performance, and algorithmic technologies, within contemporary arts praxis to resist cisheteropatriarchal and colonial-capitalist frameworks of viewing and experiencing. Her research engages works from discrete practitioners, as well as her own research-creation, to understand how these technologies are somatically engaging the polylithic experience of queer embodiment. This work comes generously funded by a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Award.
Camille can be found everywhere on the internet at @thecamiliad or camilleintson.com.