Calla Durose-Moya is an emerging video artist practicing in performance and hybrid media and currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario. Through using “obsolete” mediums such as Hi8 and MiniDV, she explores the (im)possibilities of her identity, and the understanding that being queer, racialized, disabled, and a woman systematically impacts the way she is seen or 'read'. Her work is heavily influenced by early Canadian video art, finding inspiration through the aspects of personal identity and underlying political narrative found in much of this work. By predominantly using scripts in her work, she is interested in the interplay between text, language, and its foundations in personal vs. political dichotomies.
Calla holds a BA in Cultural Studies from Trent University. Her work has been shown worldwide, including Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany, Artspace, Peterborough, and Vtape, Toronto. She was also nominated for the Peterborough Arts Awards’ Emerging Artist in 2017.
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A catalogue of her work can be found through her distributor Vtape (click here for link).