I sit down and open my laptop. The performance begins.

You may or may not be here for the performance. You may or may not notice me at all. The performance continues.

Combining lived experiences, popular culture and personal obsessions,(◕‿◕✿) is a chaotic and often incoherent journey down the Internet rabbit hole, while simultaneously seeking to connect through (sometimes mischievous) gestures of generosity, intimacy and play.


Clayton Lee is a Toronto-based performance artist. His practice is informed by a simple desire to connect. Mixing together popular culture, personal obsessions, and lived experiences, he offers quiet moments of reflections with (sometimes mischievous) gestures of generosity, intimacy, and play.


Previous performances include Duets for Beginners (SummerWorks Performance Festival), Chew, Chew, Swallow, Spit (Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival) and Informal Beginnings (Katzman Contemporary’s Duration & Dialogue II), and (◕‿◕✿) at Chapter’s EXPERIMENTICA in Cardiff.


His publication Brandy, the Virgin Slayer – Missed Connections appears as part of the BOOK MACHINE Project at Centre Pompidou in Paris, now part of its permanent Kandinsky Collection.

Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund

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