the house that Whiteness built
Artist Divya Mehra and writer Amy Fung have been collaborating on a new multimedia project that re-positions the cherished Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, in a dramatic new light. As a fiercely independent and strong-headed woman, Anne is ostracized by her WASP community for simply being different. Unapologetic for her challenging opinions, work ethic, and dubious background, the house that Whiteness built re-examines this beloved heroine through an intersectional lens of race, class and gender inequality that continues into the present moment.
First premiered at The Royal Ontario Museum as part of Nuit Blanche 2018, Toronto
Past iterations included a live reading on November 10, 2018 through Also As Well Too, Winnipeg