Joanne Bristol is an artist and writer who has presented installations, single-channel videos and performances across North America for the past decade. Her work investigates the interplay between art, science and history. Past projects include Flower Theory (a video installation about desire and botanical imperialism), and s.p.a.c.e.t.r.a.s.h.1.9.9.9  (a video installation about desire, astronomy and representations of space programs). Current projects include The Institute for Feline & Human Collaboration (IFHC), a site for ongoing projects in interspecies communication, based in Banff, Canada. Through IFHC, she is investigating how interactions with animals inform our understanding of interactions with machines. Though she has worked in a variety of media, music (especially songwriting) is the 'g-spot' of her art. Within this realm, she has produced Valkyrie Theory, a gothic feminist video operetta, and Dancing to Bowie (circa 1974), near Regina airport, while objects fly by and through me, a single-channel DVD . She has also been involved in several performance art bands, including Sisterboots, FUNNFURR, and Duran, Duran & Joanne. She currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Canada and can be contacted at: margaretrind@hotmail.com.