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FoUBARthes: Death of the Author

World Premiere

FoUBARthes: Death of the Author

Dayna McLeod

Canada | 2024 | 3 min
This film is part of the FIFA Experimental section program MIGRATIONS.
Presented only in theatres

Media performance artist Dayna McLeod asked ChatGPT to write an increasingly snarky and heated dialogue between Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault about The Death of the Author, a famous essay by Barthes. This script is performed by AI actors of the theorists, with Dayna’s AI doppelgänger, DaynAI, acting as master of ceremonies.
Director Dayna McLeod, Dayna McLeod

In Partnership with

Concordia University /  Faculty of Fine Arts
Sous la fibre


• Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Friday, march 15, 2024, 05:30 p.m. — 07:30 p.m.


Dayna McLeod

Dayna McLeod

Dayna McLeod is a queer performance-based media artist. Her work often uses humour and capitalizes on exploiting the body’s social and material conditions. Her video and performance work have been presented at the Impakt Festival in Utrecht Netherlands, the Mardi Gras Festival in Darlinghurst Australia, MIX Brasil Festival Of Sexual Diversity in São Paulo Brazil, the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw Poland, Le Centre d’art contemporain in Paris, the PHI Centre, OFFTA, and Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal, the Summerworks Theatre Festival in Toronto, Sporobole in Sherbrooke, and Performatorium, Queer City Cinema’s performance festival in Regina.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
DaynAI: This is not Dayna McLeod’s gibber (2023)
Deb! (2021)
Creep, collaboration with Jackie Gallant (2014)
Teabagging and Other Beauty Secrets (2009)
How to Fake an Orgasm (whether you need to or not) (1999)

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