← Go Back
A Strong Desire (Diptych)
Silkscreen, Stonehenge Fine Art Paper
A Strong Desire is a translation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria into a dance. The DSM text represents a psychiatric diagnosis that allows access to trans health care like hormone therapy and surgery. It also represents the medicalization of Trans identity, acting as a barometer against which Trans experience is judged. Starting from the text Lou found the shapes and lines of Labanotation, a choreographic notation system, in the spaces between each word. These shapes were then scored and read, resulting in a set of movement directions. Leelee then took these directions and translated them into dance.
Shipping & Returns
IOTA Studios offers free shipping on all orders within Canada.
International shipping rates are calculated upon checkout.
Packages are shipped by Canada Post, and you will receive a tracking number upon purchase.
Depending on size, prints are wrapped in with a stiffener, sealed in a plastic and shipped flat or in a sturdy tube with sealed ends.
In the description of each artwork, it is specified whether it is digitally signed or hand signed.
The final date for holiday orders is December 1st, in order to allow ample time for processing and shipping. Orders placed after December 1st will not arrive before the holidays.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific shipping and handling questions. Orders ship within 10 business days.