Joyan Saunders

Director
female
Born
1954
Biography

NSCAD- and San Diego-trained Newfoundlander Saunders was a distinctive and rare presence within the lesbian video scene in the early eighties before re-locating to the University of Arizona. Her enigmatic and wry narrative or conceptual pieces epitomized dyke camp ahead of their time. In its sunbaked desert iconography, Here in the Southwest (1984, 23) showed that you can take a girl out of the Rock but you can’t take the Rock out of the girl.