Prayers for Dreamy Boys by Fallon Simard
January 5th – 27th, 2021
Prayers for Dreamy Boys is a new series of digital illustrations and animations by Fallon Simard. Fallon interrogates the relationship between state violence and mental health in so far as it is perpetuated on to Indigenous bodies. In Prayer for Dreamy Boys, they apply visual motifs derived from traditional Indigenous medicine and ecological knowledge to renderings of trans masculine bodies in order to dream and manifest alternate masculinities.
Fallon Simard is an Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist. They are from Couchiching First Nation from the Grand Council of Treaty #3 Territory. Their practice consists of video, sound, animation, memes, and drawings. They hold a Masters of Art from the Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media, and Design Program from OCAD University.