Three Thousand & Thirteen
by Erin Clarke
About the Book
On Thursday the 5th of February 1981, Toronto police raided four bathhouses, arresting over three hundred people. The next night, thousands of gay rights supporters filled the streets of downtown Toronto in protest. Unwittingly among them was a thirteen-year-old girl struggling with her own identity after her parents' divorce, through experiences of sexual assault, and against narrow societal expectations.
Erin Clarke is a Canadian artist who uses video, film, photography and other media to create works that are poetic, whimsical and compassionately critical. Her work has been shown in Toronto and New York. Erin Clarke studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design, the Polytechnic Institute at NYU, The New School, and Ryerson University. She holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Fine Art, Integrated Digital Media, and Documentary Media.