Performances: Various locations in Calgary
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008
Reception: Stride 15+ Window
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 — 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tapping into teenage comic book fantasies, Morgan Sea assumes the persona of her super-hero alter ego, Citizen Justice. By day the self-proclaimed “low budget Batman/love-child of MacGyver” patrols the streets of the booming metropolis known as Calgary, performing helpful tasks for citizens in distress. By night, Justice returns to her secret headquarters (Stride Gallery’s +15 window space) where she inhabits a small apartment in which audiences can observe documentation of her heroic actions and witness the living space of a real live Super Hero.
Morgan Sea is a cartoonist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After a decade of decayed and delayed adolescence in Montreal, she came to OCADu to pursue her masters and defeat them with sharp pencils and sharp wits. When capitalism inevitably falls, she hopes to continue making comics about transsexual monster dykes learning to love themselves and follow their passions. Our post-capitalist world will be a radical and positive change for people, animals and the environment, but it will feel remarkably the same to Sea as she continues to create art and diy radio, organize queer community events (book launches, wrestling shows, picnics, cabarets, and comic jams) and adlib karaoke for the amusement of her friends. So here’s to the future, where the health and wellness provided by luxury space communism means Morgan Sea will live well into her hundreds, and even better than she could have ever imagined.