Shawna Dempsey + Lorri Millan


Shot on Super 8 film while in residence at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre, Buffalo, NY 

In our self-created worlds, we have the freedom to make self-definitions,  disrupting the images and lessons contained in all the stories and codes that have shaped us. By subverting and perverting accepted meanings, we attempt to re-tell tales truly. By making people laugh, we open them up to thinking differently. For us, art making is a means to perform our realities into existence.

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan have collaboratively created queer, feminist performance and video art for over 30 years. They have exhibited in venues as far-ranging as women’s centres in Sri Lanka, the Sydney Gay/Lesbian Mardi Gras in Australia and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and have curated internationally as well. However to most, they are known simply as the Lesbian Rangers.