Chandra Melting Tallow

Chandra Melting Tallow

Biography: 

Chandra Melting Tallow is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and music producer of mixed ancestry from the Siksika Nation. Their practice confronts the ghosts of intergenerational trauma and their relationship to the body through the lens of physical disability, utilizing humour and surrealism to subvert oppressive structures of power. They spearhead the solo music project Mourning Coup, and in 2015 they released their debut LP Baby Blue under No Sun Recordings, a cult classic in the Indigenous lexicon of underground music. Their practice encompasses experimental film, textile based installation, and performance, and has been exhibited across North America. In 2017 they released a book of short stories alongside an accompanying book on tape entitled "Dear Horse Boy I'm Writing to You From Prison." They are currently working on a follow up album.