The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VI, no. 5, p. 9, May/June 1995:
Centre of the Universe is a 30-minute performance piece involving two performers and a video element. You could say that “the work challenges official western histories of science and religion through a presentation of feminist, revisionist utopian narratives”. You could say that “it’s a Sci-Fi tale about three generations of prairie lesbian nomads who determine their futures through combining practices of genetic engineering, contemporary alchemy and dirt farming.” You could say that “the work provides extended and polyphonic vocalizations on language, longing and living in a country where long-distance relationships are a major theme.”
Joanne Bristol is a Saskatoon-based interdisciplinary artist whose work is text-based. She has performed in Montréal, Halifax and Banff. This is her first visit to Vancouver along with her collaborator Carla Marie Powers.
Digitized video available through Western Front Archives upon research request.