Made in Collaboration > TRAUMA DOG

JIMMY BROOKS is a Jewish-African American Canadian playing a handicapped high school student on a coming-of-age television show. JIMMY BROOKS is the re-incarnation, the phoenix rising to heights of rap and r&b super stardom. JIMMY BROOKS is the becoming-identity of contemporary culture-- if one believes in the validity of their image, so will the world.

To walk again. To rise to the impossibility of one’s calling.

JIMMY BROOKS is a collaborative collective lead by Rachel Ellison and Cassandra Troyan whose practice is open to spontaneity and play.

We reconstruct the boundaries between female identity, popular culture, voyeurism and spectatorship through means of performance, interruption, dance, and video to formulate a heterogeneous subjectivity that seeks to create an identity out of the already present detritus of ever-fluctuating trends.