Sheroes

About
Sheroes was a monthly limited-run art party series that brought together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding the "League of Legendary Ladies": Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, Etta James, Marianne Faithfull, Dolly Parton, Grace Jones, Dusty Springfield & Nina Simone.


Sheroes is presented by salonnière reeraw (Rea McNamara). Based in Toronto, the series curates specially commissioned performances, sounds, installations & visuals.


All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into fan culture and collaborative content creation.


Virtual Season — our culminating presentation of new and past Sheroes on/offline works & performances — is currently gearing into its first international reunion tour. We will be announcing soon tour dates. (If you would like to book a Sheroes event, please contact us.)


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Bahia Watson performing at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photo: Tony Halmos. Event GIFs: Lorna Mills.

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Patio installation by Rusiko for Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photo: Tony Halmos. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151970167980352&set=oa.426783307374510&type=1&theater

Patio installation by Rusiko for Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photo: Tony Halmos.

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The Smack of the Hand nail art bar at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.

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Lorna Mills’s GIFs for The Batshit Genius GIF Posse group GIF show at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.

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Oh, look! We’re now slowly posting photos taken by Tony Halmos during Virtual Season: http://sheroesvirtualseason.tumblr.com/tagged/photos http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.427487107304130&type=1

Oh, look! We’re now slowly posting photos taken by Tony Halmos during Virtual Seasonhttp://sheroesvirtualseason.tumblr.com/tagged/photos

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Kim Asendorf’s GIFs for The Batshit Genius GIF Posse group GIF show at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.

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McNamara chatted with me briefly about the reasoning behind the termination of the series: “It was never intended to be a monthly [event] that would still be going a year or two or even three down the line. We were never interested in our audience becoming spectators. We are, however, considering when will be the appropriate time in which we can release the box set and announce our next reunion tour.” McNamara assured me that for now, nail art appointments and hair treatments are at the top of her to-do list: “It takes a lot of work to do this salonnière business.”

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