Discussion with Jenn Clamen, Linda Duvall, and Peter Kingstone as part of the exhibition Living in 10 easy lessons.
Jenn Clamen has been active in the Canadian and global sex worker rights movements since 2000. Her passion and work is around mobilizing sex workers into meaningful participation in policies and practices that impact on their lives. She has been an active member of Stella, Montreal’s sex worker organization, since 2002. In 2003, she co-founded the Canadian Guild for Erotic Labour. Jenn is also an educator in university and community settings, teaching on issues and realities affecting criminalized and marginalized communities, in particular around human rights, public space and poverty, women in conflict with the law and community organizing.
Linda Duvall is a visual artist who presents within gallery contexts, on the web, and within defined public communities. She has completed degrees in Sociology and English (Carleton University) and Visual Arts (OCADU and University of Michigan). She is currently a Professional Affiliate at University of Saskatchewan.
Duvall has exhibited both locally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Art Gallery of Hamilton, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Guatemala City, Custom House Gallery Westport Ireland, Box Hotel Gallery Barcelona, Thunder Bay Art Gallery and TPW Toronto. She has participated in various public art events including CAFKA Kitchener, Nuit Blanche Toronto, SPASM Saskatoon, Open Engagement Regina, and Future Cities Hamilton.
Duvall has participated in several international residences including Ephemeral Architecture Residency in Barcelona, Chambre Blanche Web Residency in Quebec City, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the upcoming d’clinic Residency in Lendava, Slovenia
Peter Kingstone is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. Kingstone has a degree in Philosophy and Cultural Studies from Trent University and a Masters of Fine Art form York University. Kingstone has received numerous grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. He was awarded the Untitled Art Award (2004) for Best Show in an Alternate Space. Kingstone’s work digs through history, community and narrative to examine our lives today. His work focuses on video and video installation including drawing, sculpture and photography. Kingstone has shown in video festivals and at galleries across Canada and throughout the United States, including The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Ohio State University, Columbus and The French Embassy, Ottawa.