Anna

While official investigations and public commissions try to soothe Canada’s missing/exploited women shame with abstract legalities, Cooper creates a unique narrative, one woman’s story, within the sea of statistics and suppositions. This work ought to be put on permanent loop in every police station in the country. – R. M Vaughn, Globe & Mail, 2011

From the moment of birth we are sought then unfurled. The second we are pushed from the womb we becomes objects of prey. ANNA is an experimental video performed by the artist in an abandoned barn that explores predator-prey relations, and defines the moment when prey becomes predator.

Inspired by women who have gone missing or lost, Anna, is a haunting performance about hope and addiction. The character creates an allegorical, seductive poem about death and disappearance.