This sound studies essay presented to Professor Monika Gagnon explores the intersection between sound and space through the work of Iannis Xenakis, particularly his Polytope de Montréal, presented at Expo 67.
Through the lenses of Brechtian theory and gender studies, this essay presented to Professor Mark Sussman examines the implications of the drag performances in the film Paris is Burning as they relate to the notion of performativity.
A film studies essay presented to Professor Liz Miller, investigating the political role of documentary filmmaking and its intimate link to collective memory, particularly in the work of Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman.
Half of the people I know are obsessed with it. As the aura of the city has perhaps reached a point of saturation, I wanted to go and finally experience it for myself, dissect its mystique with my own senses. The electronic music scene, the food, the burgeoning coffee culture … Is it as good as they say?