John Greyson


JOHN GREYSON is a Toronto queer film/video artist whose features, installations, transmedia works and shorts include Last Car(20), Towel (17), Pink:Diss (17), Murder In Passing (13), 14.3 Seconds (10), Rex Vs. Singh (10), Fig Trees (09), Covered (09), Orange Clouds(07), Proteus (03), Un©ut (96), Lilies (96), Zero Patience (93), The Making of Monsters (91) and Urinal (89). Through inventive hybrids of documentary, drama, humor and song, these works critically investigate such social justice issues as racism, homophobic violence, AIDS activism, anti-apartheid and anti-war struggles, queer and trans rights, conflicts in the middle east, police entrapment and prison reform.


Why did you get involved in this project?

Richard Fung and Franci Duran.

Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?

Definitely aided.

How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?

It was quite delightful -- and even more so to finally e-meet the collaborators (one of whom I knew from before, but the others were new to me).

Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?

Reaffirmed processes of chance, and re-invented processes of cinematic 'corpsing'.

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