Sheroes

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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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Tenderness performing at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photo: Tony Halmos. Event GIFs: Lorna Mills. (“This performer was the ultimate nerd goddess.”)

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Bahia Watson with the Batshit Genius GIF Posse at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.. Event GIFs: Lorna Mills.

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

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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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I like the relationship to fandom that you talk about, but I think one thing that is pretty interesting about Sheroes is that often you have artists with very little relationship with a celebrity’s image or work contributing. It’s sort of posing as the actions of fans, but really it’s something else, or maybe it’s positioned as fandom.

Next part of a series of posts focusing on the Sheroes event series is up on Triangulation Blog!

Click for “an email dialogue between (founder) Rea McNamara,  (curator and participating artist) Lorna Mills and (participating artist) Andrew Benson.”

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Above: The Sheroes #12 promo GIF by Lorna Mills for the Batshit Genius GIF Posse group GIF show Mills is curating.

Keep an eye for the “batshit genius GIF posse” tag on fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com as well as on Tumblr. We’ll be posting from now until the end of this month the specially commissioned GIF works that will be shown at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone (LAST. ONE. EVER!) by the following participating artists:

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Natalia performing at Sheroes #11Cinemagraph event GIFs documentation by Lorna Mills.

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Lorna Mills’s GIF for The Collective Lesbo Consciousness group GIF show at Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield.

Lorna Mills’s GIF for The Collective Lesbo Consciousness group GIF show at Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield.

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Emcee Extraordinaire Silk Degrees performing during Sheroes #11's League of Legendary Ladies Karaoke. Cinemagraph event GIF by Lorna Mills. (“I certainly couldn’t have evolved this far without Tony Halmos as my muse.”)

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Andrew Benson's GIFs for The Collective Lesbo Consciousness group GIF show at Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield.

Cinemagraph event GIF documentation by Lorna Mills.

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