Deanne Achong is based in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She works across disciplines, including digital and lens-based projects, installation and public art. Her practice draws from an examination of history, literature, digital culture, and daily life, exploring concepts of time, narrative, and archival ‘fictions’. In 2018, she established a daily drawing habit, one which acts as a counterpoint to her digital practice, and that often plays with the boundaries of domesticity and technology. Deanne’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Europe. She has been an artist-in-residence Montreal, Quebec City, Trinidad, and Newfoundland. In 2020, she was honoured as one of a group of women who are “pioneers of electronic literature” by ELO.
Deanne Achong describes and reads from Workin’ For the Yankee Dollar in this video that was recorded at a Reading the Migration Library event during Art Book Month, on October 8, 2020.