Dirty Douks is a collaboration of Alexa Bunnell and Skylar Eyre, both of Doukhobor descent, based in Mohkinstsis (“Calgary”) on Treaty 7 Territory in Southern Alberta. Dirty Douks negotiates the parallels within their queer and Doukhobor identities as resistive movements; clumsy translations, tender dialogues and bright pink beet stains attempt to find the in-between of these identities. Using knowledge both well known and unknown, Dirty Douks simultaneously examines the recalibration of history as well as the futility (or failure) of the passing on of generational history. Dirty Douks fumbles through the history of actions, failing to properly translate or neatly fit their queer bodies within the framework of Doukhobor(ness). Through the investigation of Doukhobor history and generational trauma within the lense of queerness and a tilted perspective, Dirty Douks creates an emotionally informed recalibration and reformation of Doukhobor history.


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