my name is clementine morrigan. i am a multidisciplinary artist. i am a creative writer and an essayist. my first book, rupture, a collection of poetry, creative non-fiction, photography and visual art, came out in 2012. my first short film, resurrection, a three minute and forty-five second film which explores trauma, addiction and recovery, was produced in 2013. my first sculpture, entitled life giving, was part of an exhibit at the gardiner museum in 2013. i am also a long time zinester and i dabble in blogging, writing articles, making music and various visual art.
i am invested in a radical politics of art which seeks to destabilize the category ‘artist’ and to open up art making to anyone who would like to make art. my roots are deeply diy and i fundamentally refuse to take part in the imposition of elitism and hierarchy onto the sacred and political practice that is art-making.
i am a queer, feminist, anarchist thinker, lover, dreamer and life-long learner. i am a sober alcoholic, mad-identified and a survivor of violence. these experiences inform my work. i am interested in counter-narratives of recovery which encourage creativity, agency and dissent. i seek to interrupt the representations of addiction, trauma and madness that are produced by medical, legal and mainstream discourses. i work to complicate understandings of violence, particularly intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse. with my fellow rebel-scholar, geoff, i explore and unpackage constructions of addiction and their role in the production of normative consumption.
i write, unashamedly, from the heart. i centre love, hope and humility in everything that i do. these things are central to my recovery. i believe deeply in healing, learning and building community. i believe that no one is too far gone, that there is a way for all of us to heal, as people, as communities and as a traumatized world. i do not have the answers but i am committed to the questions. i am not a cynic. my vast heart is not a weakness. i have so much more to learn.
this website is a space for me to share my work, my thoughts, my process, my heart, my hope and my learning with you and with the world. i am open to feedback. my work may be freely shared anywhere that you feel it may be useful just please include a link back here. thank you for sharing this time with me. may you be truly blessed, may you find the love you need, may you heal, may you be free.
with love and hope, clementine.
content warning: this website includes discussion of violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, addiction, alcoholism, trauma and other things that may be difficult to read. i believe that you are the best judge of what kind of content you are comfortable with and under what circumstances.