Video maker, actor. Concordia-trained Chris Martin made a splash on the Toronto and Montreal queer/art/politics scenes before moving to New York in the 1990s. Her Laws and Skin
(Montreal, 1990, 6) explores sexual identities constructed through public body performance. The same year she participated in artists’ responses to the Montreal police-queer “Sex Garage” confrontation between cops and queers with the tape Pleasure Police. Martin is perhaps best known via her actor alias Chris Teen, the radical hooker dyke Wednesday Friday in LaBruce’s 8 ½
(1994) who has her penetrative way with innocent disabled male hitchhikers.