interdisciplinary art & storytelling • collaborative production • freelance design

WORLD OF Q

SOFT-SCI-FI COLLABORATIVE FILM & STORYTELLING PROJECT
(in collaboration with Kalik Arts & lee williams boudakian)

participation: co-creator, writer, producer, actor, graphic & web designer

supported by the Canada Arts Council

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EQUINOX

short film (post-production)

further participation: facilitator, videographer, set designer, editor

UNTITLED FILM NO. 2

short film (post-production)

D & L are in a deadly car accident that splinters time into parallel realities.

Experimenting inside Academia: Herstories of Divine Love

written component to be published in upcoming issue of the Armenian Review

Herstories of Divine Love is a biomythographical journey of ancestral reclamation & diasporic futurism. My sources will be primarily sensual/remembered as in the landscape of my homeland (earth/bone), the women, queers, ancestors (herstory, craft) and my body (dream, lived/intergenerational memory).

transmedia component

FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS: GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS: GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS: GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

FREELANCE HIGHLIGHTS: GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

ALCHEMY OF WASTE

(collaborator: Katie Partlow)
participation: co-creator, producer, curator, director, editor, graphic & web design

Building a waste-not wonderland:
Redefining our relationship to trash through a collaborative multi-media project.
Alchemy of Wastes seeks to integrate upcycling as concept + material into collaborative arts-based projects, events & community building initiatives. By taking an interactive, interdisciplinary approach to unveiling & deconstructing collective perceptions of waste, we collectively change our relationship to it.

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Yosemite Film Festival Finalist (October, 2014)
Earth Day Film Festival Official Selection & Staff Pick (April, 2015)
Planet in Focus Official Selection (October 24, 2015)
Drap-Art International Festival of Recycling Art of Catalonia (December 2015)

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SETTING BONES

winner of the Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize

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participation: co-creator, writer, producer, stage manager, graphic design, PR & marketing

When their mother and grandmother suddenly die, three estranged siblings are forced to come together and pack up their childhood home. As the siblings sort through the artifacts of their family’s herstories, they are forced to confront the legacies of displacement, cultural erasure, and fragmentation that have haunted them for generations. In turn, they must rediscover one another and their desires for belonging, understanding and love.

supported by the Canada Arts Council

SAD MAG:

Setting Bones is funny at times, heavy at others, but both relatable and deeply personal. Above all, it is a heartfelt and deeply thought provoking piece.

– Ljudmila Petrovic

TWO CENTS TWO PENCE:

Visually this piece is exquisite; with intricate movement both conceptual and pedestrian.

– Liz Gloucester

ROOM MAGAZINE:

This strange, clever show completely subverted all of my expectations…

– Meghan Bell

THE BLOOD BALLET CABARET

participation: creator, artistic director, performer, choreographer, producer, PR & marketing, bookings, graphic & web designer

The Blood Ballet Cabaret is a show that titillates and showcases sinful decadence at its best. The salacious Ms. Bloody Mary Anne leads a family of dysfunctional yet lovable burlesque, circus, and musical performers dedicated to pushing boundaries on and off the stage. The BBC has toured multiple times across USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Panama and most recently presented shows at Montreal’s Just for Laughs and Zoofest Festivals.

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DYADS

collaborative research & fieldwork

participation: facilitator, participant, co-researcher, organizer

A multidisciplinary, collaborative art project that pairs diasporic womxn and queers from the SWANA region who share a short story from their ancestry with artists, who then interpret the story as an artwork.

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The goals for this project are as follows:

 

to decolonize and queer our familial/cultural h*stories and relationships (by carving space for our identities, on our own terms);

to name and honor our shared and differing struggles (beyond borders, as folks from the SWANA diaspora);

to share our work with our families and communities (with our respective intentionalities, if we so chose)

VISUAL ART & MIXED MEDIA PORTFOLIO

by Kamee Abrahamian

Presentation History

Emerge-Arts exhibit [NYC] 2011-2013
Monocle Order Pop-up Gallery [NYC] 2011
Abrahamian Art Centre [Yerevan] 2011-2013
Kolaj Artist Trading Cards 2014
Ryan Ao Gallery [Portland] 2015
Viva La Muxer art and music festival [LA] 2015
Lips of Pride art exhibition [Yerevan] 2016
TQI #THEGALLERYPROJECT
Tallinn, Estonia – March 2017
Sophia, Bulgaria – June 2017
Podgorica, Montenegro – October 2017
Prague, Czech Republic – November 2017
Berlin, Germany – March/April 2018

DEAR ARMEN

(in collaboration with Kalik & lee williams boudakian)

participation: co-creator, writer, producer, PR & marketing, graphic & web designer, set & prop maker, sound design, videographer, editor

A multi-stranded narrative that follows the story of a genderqueer writer and student, Garo, as they study the life and work of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and survivor of the early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku.

Dear Armen has toured nationally and internationally through 2013-2016, has received two residency periods in Armenia, and has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia for various parts of its creation, production and touring.

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Dear Armen: The Final Monologue

Short Film / Video Installation
further participation: videographer, editor

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Reeling Chicago LGBTQ & International Film Festival Official Selection (Sept. 2016)
Moving the (b)order – Queering Yerevan Happening & Film Festival (Oct. 2016)
True Believers: A Night of Lady-Directed Shorts from Portland (Dec. 2016)
TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival Official Selection (Sept. 2017)

immersive installation-performance

further participation: set & prop designer/builder, curator, event coordinator, AV

A site-specific performance installation created and presented at the Abrahamian Art Centre in Armenia in 2015. Building on the stage production of Dear Armen, we developed an interdisciplinary storyworld that is witnessed and documented by audience/participant; and where they can interact with its characters, textures, and multi-stranded narrative.

ON SCREEN HIGHLIGHTS

CORPUS CALLOSUM
directors: Anahid Yahjian & Armen Harootun
participation: actor (Four Walls, The Sea)

CORPUS CALLOSUM is an experimental cinematic triptych about bondage, imprisonment and the terror of freedom. Framed by existing works of confessional and concrete poetry, it traces the haunting tensions between a masked jailor and his prisoner over the course of its 3 chapters.

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SUSANNA
director: Oksana Mirzoyan

participation: actor

Life inside the walls of Susanna’s garden has become dangerous since Daniel accused her of infidelity with an outsider. Susanna rejects Daniel’s claims and stands trial by the Elders, who will determine her fate and that of her unborn child. While the powers that be contemplate banishment, the stories conflict and collude as Susanna’s intentions are unravelled as pretense.

creative collaboration with lee williams boudakian

Kalik is an interdisciplinary arts company & spaceship. We arrive at artmaking as generative and transformative mediums for expressing urgent truths, recalling ancestral stories and teachings, while simultaneously visioning future worlds that centre healing, justice, and love. Through Kalik we will create and produce original and participatory interdisciplinary art, performances, films, digital media, literature, events, gatherings and workshops, working with and alongside many artists, creatives, and advocates for the kinds of worlds and communities we know are possible and that we are actively building.

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inquiries: lorikamee (at) gmail