SERVE: The Work is an ongoing visual collaboration between photographer Alejandro Santiago & transsexual performance artist Nina Arsenault.
SERVE: The Work documents the life cycle of the creative impulse as it is manifested and experienced through the body.
SERVE: The Work integrates the body and the spirit; the light and the dark; the ascetic and the erotic; the masculine and the feminine; the conscious and the unconscious; the sublime and the profane.
SERVE: The Work honors the innate creativity of the human spirit.
Serve the Work: Book I is the first installment of the series.
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Really blessed to see Nina Arsenault’s Ophelia/Machine tonight at Videofag with the incredible butchness of Kay. And Mikiki Mikiki and Judy Virago were there, too.
Ophelia/Machine is going to stick with me for some time. Nina’s work is so in tune with what I’m going through. The work was about mental illness, trauma, sadomasochistic relationships, transsexuality and transphobia, womanhood, and the body (from my view). It was at times terrifying and thrilling.
I’m going to be thinking about this one for such a long time to come. Nina is such a huge inspiration to me as an artist.
Experienced Nina Arsenault’s 40 Days, 40 Nights: Towards a Spiritual Experience performance installation tonight. She and I did The Artist is Present for quite some time. It was incredible.
The performance installation is intense, disturbing, captivating, and breathtaking. I am so inspired by her and her work, which continues to grow in emotional depth and quality.
Nina Arsenault is truly one of the most talented artists in Canada.
If you have the chance to see this performance installation, go see it! It’s on every night this week from 9 pm - 5 am at 1095 Queen St W, and it’s free.