fran de la luna
First of all, I use "They" Pronouns.
As far as other labels go, I am mixed-race, trans non-binary queer, body positive, sex-positive, neurodivergent, person-of-colour . I live with C-PTSD, am a multiple-assault survivor. I live with a colonial identity that wasn't my choosing and am currently dedicating my energy towards decolonization.
In my artistic exploration, I create work that draws from the process of transformation through lived experiences and creating artistic bridges that bears deep meaning both for me and those I share my art with. My process often involves community participation as co-creators. My community is the reason why I create art and participate in building a creative community.
My work is about the interconnections and inter-relations, the social-communal fabric, the environments that nurture and destroy communities and most importantly, how we as humyn beings experience relationships and what we do with them. Within my practise, I engage deeply with a multitude of subjects. I never work only on one project as I enjoy the communication I am gifted by dancing between one project to another. I never have more than 3-4 projects on the go.
In terms of the mediums I used, I am primarily a performance artist so I tread between the many worlds, using a multitude of mediums to support my work.
If you are interested in the way I experiment with what I hope to be an act of decolonizing and decapitalising my writing & in relation to my dyslexic brain, read this opening to my project "Cooking Post-Traumatic Savoury Dishes - Writing Style"
Aside from being an artist, I also work in the fields of community engagement and, relational justice and development. I have been doing social change work for over 10 years, in the roles of facilitator, coach, community connector, coordinator, arts administrator, board member, and grant writer. Currently, I am part of a social change team called Hey Neighbour Collective, where I work with residents living in high-rises explore ways to build a more vibrant and connected "vertical village."
Here are the organizations and initiatives that I have been a part of (Updating).
Finally, I live and work within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.