Inequities such as patriarchy and racism sever human interdependence, which we depend on for individual and collective survival. Growing up in a lower-middle class home to white immigrant parents fully immersed me in white patriarchal culture. My best attempts to subvert those influences are tainted. This struggle motivates me to challenge existing oppressive structures in my art practice – to confront oppression especially when found within myself.
In my work, I employ particular structures as provocations to challenge stereotypes, perceptions, and the bewilderment I feel. Rooted in my experiences I work to point to, question, and confront the complex construction of whiteness. I draw attention to inequity through the use of conceptual contrasts and agitations, with imagery and text that unravels conflicting and closed systems of thinking.
Joyce Lindemulder (she) is a white settler born to Dutch post-WWII immigrant parents in the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway/Chippewa peoples, and home to the Métis (also known as Brampton, ON). She holds both a BFA and an MFA from Emily Carr University. She has taught studio and academic visual arts courses at Emily Carr University and North Island College.
Lindemulder lives and works within the unceded traditional territory of the K’òmoks First Nation on land now known as Vancouver Island.
How to say my name.