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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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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DJ El Machetero at Sheroes #12: Nina SimonePhotos: Tony Halmos.

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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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The Nina stans at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photos: Jeba Bowers Murphy (above) & Tony Halmos (below).

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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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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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my GIF for SHEROES #12: Nina Simone. July 26, 2012 at the Beaver, Toronto:

Tony Halmos's GIF for The Batshit Genius GIF Posse group GIF show at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.

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my GIF for SHEROES #12: Nina Simone. July 26, 2012 at the Beaver, Toronto:

Tony Halmos's GIF for The Batshit Genius GIF Posse group GIF show at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone.

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When she’s happy, her writing is in a lovely flowing cursive; when depressed, a sloppy chicken-scratch. And when her mania has reached a critical mass, she defaults to large printed letters, virtual billboards that scream from the page.

'I can’t reach them unless I turn myself inside out': The Writings of Nina Simone

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Must take sleeping pills to sleep + yellow pills to go onstage,” she wrote in July 1964, referring to Valium. “Terribly tired and realize no one can help me—I am utterly miserable, completely, miserably, frighteningly alone.

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

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