Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver performance-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Saskatchewan. For the past five years she has been appearing as the persona Madame Beespeaker on a regular basis, i.e. at the Regina Folkfest (Neutral Ground), Visualeyez (Latitude 53), VanDusen Botanical Gardens (Second Site), and UBC Farm. Her collaborative media works with Peter Courtemanche have been shown in Canada and abroad, including Divining for Lost Sound (Bregenz, Austria), Brain Dress (Grunt Gallery, Vancouver) The Haunted Crinoline (The Dunlop Gallery, Regina), and The Laughing Dress (Video Pool, Winnipeg). She is a member of the Vancouver based media arts collective Second Site. As a food security volunteer and activist Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on identifying native plants, eating locally, gardening for pollinators (i.e. honeybees), and guerilla gardening.