Jenny Lin is a Tiohtiá:ke / Montréal based artist who works with experimental narrative and autobiographical fiction, primarily in the form of print-based installations, artists’ books and zines. She works collaboratively with Eloisa Aquino as B&D Press, creating zines and print-based or zine-inspired installations, often with a focus on queer, feminist content and QTBIPOC identity and history. She currently teaches at Concordia University as a sessional instructor in the Print Media Program Area.
BLM Poster http://jenny-lin.ca/BLMposters.html
"Placards and banners from the May 31, 2020 Montreal protest for Black Lives Matter and to demand justice for all victims of police impunity"
Jenny Lin, 2020
11 x 17” risograph print on paper
Printed by Vide Press, Toronto
This poster is a tribute to the immense amount of people who have been protesting steadily in the US and around the world, including this protest in Montreal, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, in the movement against systemic racism, racial injustice and inequality, against police brutality and abuse of power. It is a tribute, as well, to the large numbers of people sharing resources, donating, thinking and acting together to affect change, including those who are not able to attend the protests physically. This is a gesture to archive the messages and sentiments, but especially a reminder to keep active in this movement, to keep true to our words, and a promise to never forget the victims and their loved ones.
The poster was originally sold in two print runs, with funds from the first run going to Hoodstock, and funds from the second print run to Taking What We Need, a group dedicated to helping low income trans-women get what they need through discretionary funding. At the time of fundraising, the group was prioritizing Black and Indigenous trans-feminine and two-spirit folks in Tio'tia:ke – Montréal.
Click here for a free download of a black and white version (ideal for 8.5 x 14”, legal-sized paper).
”Pencil Teeth” 2020 http://jenny-lin.ca/pencilteeth.html (Green Print)
Risograph print on paper. 11 x 17” Printed by Vide Press, Toronto