Toronto , ON
Alexus Young (b. Manitoba, 1970) is two-spirited woman working on themes of colonialism, police brutality, First Nations identity, in essay and animation. She has been a videomaker since 2005, when she began working on projects with professional mentors at Crossing Communities Art Project in Winnipeg. She is two-spirited, hails from Swan River, Manitoba, moving from Winnipeg to Toronto in the 2010s. Young's collaborative work with video and interdisciplinary artist Jess MacCormack, Where we were not; Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story (2012, 6min) has screened nationally and internationally at ImagiNative, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and Bildwechsel (Hamburg, Germany). Some of her works may be found onlookinginspeakingout.com.
Where We Were Not: Feeling Reserved, Alexus' Story