Liss Platt

Biography

Biography

Liss Platt is a media artist whose works take the form of videotapes, films, photographs (analog and digital), web sites, performances, sculptures, and installations. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Multimedia Program at McMaster University. She is represented by MKG127 in Toronto.

Her art practice, in the broadest sense, revolves around an exploration of the complex processes by which individuals become constituted as subjects. Through a combination of personal narrative, critical analysis, gender politics, and strategies of appropriation, her work often examines how various representations and discourses shape our understanding of ourselves within the world. Frequently her work also seeks to undermine assumptions about what objects and forms are appropriate as art while encouraging contemplation of taken-for-granted aspects of everyday life. CV (pdf)