29th September 2013

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"Girls Keep Swinging" for the "David Bowie is" AGO opening party animated GIFs installation. You can see all the GIFs here.

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24th April 2012

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fuckyeahsheroes:


Tell us a bit about your latest or ongoing project. What about Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton? 


First of all, Sheroes is the invention of the extremely generous and multi-talented salonnière, Rea McNamara. It’s a monthly limited-run performance event series that frolics in the aesthetic playground of media fandom such as fan fiction, fan art, fan videos, fan costume play etc. http://fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/tagged/sheroes-9%3A-dolly-parton



Rea had already produced the first two in the series, when she approached me about programming projections of animated gifs. I admit that I was unsure of the project at first, there’s a part of me that cringed at expressions like ‘sheroes’, ‘herstory’ and ‘mythic female’, all that debased coinage from a previous generation of feminists, but she won me over when I saw how she was embracing it with so much smart humour and energy. I think we only invited about six artists for the first gif projections, but they were so enthusiastic after seeing the event documentation that I got the confidence up to invite more gif artists to participate. Eventually Rea just left the GIF aspect of the events in my hands. What we now have is an ever expanding crew of gif makers, (we are up to 29 for Sheroes #9) that includes many well known active net-artists, as well as younger artists, both male and female, from all over the world. Previously, my own taste in exhibitions/events was more towards small tightly focussed curatorials. Inviting serious artists to participate in fan culture has had some surprising results, though no one should be surprised that serious artists want to do their best work no matter what, or that the work gets better and better. 

fuckyeahsheroes:

Tell us a bit about your latest or ongoing project. What about Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton? 
First of all, Sheroes is the invention of the extremely generous and multi-talented salonnière, Rea McNamara. It’s a monthly limited-run performance event series that frolics in the aesthetic playground of media fandom such as fan fiction, fan art, fan videos, fan costume play etc. http://fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/tagged/sheroes-9%3A-dolly-parton
Rea had already produced the first two in the series, when she approached me about programming projections of animated gifs. I admit that I was unsure of the project at first, there’s a part of me that cringed at expressions like ‘sheroes’, ‘herstory’ and ‘mythic female’, all that debased coinage from a previous generation of feminists, but she won me over when I saw how she was embracing it with so much smart humour and energy. I think we only invited about six artists for the first gif projections, but they were so enthusiastic after seeing the event documentation that I got the confidence up to invite more gif artists to participate. Eventually Rea just left the GIF aspect of the events in my hands. What we now have is an ever expanding crew of gif makers, (we are up to 29 for Sheroes #9) that includes many well known active net-artists, as well as younger artists, both male and female, from all over the world. Previously, my own taste in exhibitions/events was more towards small tightly focussed curatorials. Inviting serious artists to participate in fan culture has had some surprising results, though no one should be surprised that serious artists want to do their best work no matter what, or that the work gets better and better. 
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24th October 2011

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9 Reasons Why You Need To “Attend” Sheroes #3: Tina Turner

  1. It’s herstory done right. A FREE River Deep Mountain High Remix Tribute to the Acid Queen at Toronto’s NACO Gallery & Cafe on Friday, October 28th at 9PM.
  2. Tina-esque Sampled Sounds. Sheroes salonnière reeraw (Frontish, Moonshine Cabaret) will push the Nutbush City Limits with plunderphonic homage. (You can hear/cop/pirate her pre-chopped & screwed set list here.)
  3. Word, Sound, “Proud Mary”. Dub poet Naila Keleta-Mae will bring the resounding word (and collapse the oral-lit continuum) with a performance of “Proud Mary”.
  4. Simply The Best, All Night Strong. DJ NoLoves (NACO, La Perla) brings out your Private Dancer by rocking you into the right night moves.
  5. Group GIF Show. GIF artists Tony Halmos, Rollin Leonard, Sally McKay, Lorna Mills & Steph Parrott will bring the seizure-inducing shakes with original Tina-esque GIF works projected on NACO’s walls.
  6. Party Pics. Photographer Alyssa Katherine Faoro will be documenting the whole hot wig mess with party night snaps.
  7. Buddhist Chant-Worthy Drink Special. NACO owner Julian Calleros will be serving the "Nam-Myoho Renge-Kyo" Champagne Cocktail, a one-night-only special in honour of Tina’s favourite indulgence (“Whenever I drink champagne I either laugh or cry… I get so emotional! I love champagne.”)
  8. "League of Legendary Ladies" Trading Cards. Collect ‘em all, Crate Diggers! Tony Halmos has immortalized the Sheroes (First Lady of the Canyon, Mama Backbone, the Acid Queen) as the “League of Legendary Ladies” Trading Card series, which will be given out for free throughout the night.
  9. Come as your own s/hero. It’s Halloween weekend, right? So let’s just say that costumes are encouraged.
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18th March 2011

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sally mckay and lorna mills
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nails lorna mills sally mckay didn't jeremy laing do something similar? but as a quilt

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