"Between You and I" is a philosophical poetic storytelling centered around the notion of minding the gap between identity and difference at every utterance of the words "You" and "I." The storyteller will use the figure of crossing borders literally and figuratively to discuss living at the intersection of various communities and disciplines.
Simone A. Medina Polo is a philosopher, interdisciplinary artist, and community organizer based out of Amiskwaciwâskahikan in Treaty 6 territory. Informed by her experience as an immigrant mestizo trans woman, her work in philosophy has centred around theories and practices of emancipation through the lens of Hegelian philosophy, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and unorthodox Marxisms. Most recently, Simone has been known by her hyperpop production moniker, pseudo-antigone, as she self-released her first full-length Into the Void of Infinite Sadness through the collective Pyric Gestures in May 2021. Simone also works as the festival producer for the Nextfest Arts Company.