Andi Gilker is an artist and academic working through theoretical and visual forms to express mental health issues from a reparative and affective position, very much in the spirit of scholar Eve Kosofsky Sedwick. Throughout her artistic explorations, Andi's work centers on loss, altered states, and trauma. In 2007, she graduated from the Studio Arts program of Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal, after which she completed an artist residency at The School of Visual Arts in Lenapehoking/New York City. After completing a master's degree in English from McGill University in 2020--with a specific focus on cultural studies and the works of David Lynch--she loved researching visual and moving image media so much as to pursue a Ph.D. in the field. She is currently working on a research creation Ph.D. project at the Cinema Studies Institute of the University of Toronto in T'karonto. Otherwise, she is obsessed with music, is constantly revising her book of terse poems, and tends to gravitate toward the weird and the wonderfully banal.