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Piper Curtis

MA Student, Media Studies, Concordia University 

2020 – BFA Electroacoustics and Communication Studies, Concordia University 

Piper Curtis is an intermedial artist, musician, and master’s student in Media Studies at Concordia University in Tiohtia:ke/Montreal. Their research centres alternative, Marxist-feminist Instagram memes, considering their potential as collaborative digital storytelling tools; the subversive power of online confessions; and the role of comedy in surviving this life. They produce music as Piper Curtis, play in the bands Sunforger and Dykea, and have performed at the international music and arts festivals the OBEY Convention (now EVERYSEEKER) and Suoni Per Il Popolo. They have a background in campus-community radio, live music production, and podcasting. They are the Communications Coordinator for the Digital (Im)materialities May 2021 virtual conference and currently work as a research assistant on the Landscape of Hope project. 

Digital (Im)materialities – A virtual conference organized by the first-year MA Media Studies cohort at Concordia University. May 25-27, 2021. digitalimmaterialities.net 

ME(MES) – An article and collection of memes for ASAP/J (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present), digital issue on “transmedial autotheories,” as part of the special issue of ASAP/Journal on “autotheory.” Co-edited by Alex Brostoff and Lauren Fournier, May 2021. 

The Secret Sounds of Plants: Listening Garden – An interactive listening garden installation as part of the 2020 Art Matters Festival exhibition on Conservation. March 10-13, 2020. https://pipercurtis.com/Listening-Garden 

#deardiarymemes – An interactive meme diary on Instagram. November 2019 – ongoing. https://pipercurtis.com/Deardiarymemes 

piper.curtis@concordia.ca