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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Yoshi Sodeoka’s GIFs for The Collective Lesbo Consciousness group GIF show at Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield.

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Rhizome: Prosthetic Knowledge Picks - The Female Pixel 

A digest of links on the idea of ‘The Female Pixel’, including (on Tumblr) FM Towns Marty, Sheroes, V5MT, PartyTime! Hexellent.

It also features Lillian Schwartz, Waldemar Cordeiro, Jovi Xu, and Christian Zander.

You can read the whole thing here

Many thanks to Rich for including Sheroes as one of his Prosthetic Knowledge picks on Rhizome!

Click to see featured GIFs from Andrew BensonJennifer ChanHaruko Hirukawa & Yoshi Sodeoka.

(The featured event GIFs by Lorna Mills & Tony Halmos include live documentation of GIFs in action by Grace McEvoySarah Weis & Emilie Gervais, as well as past performers Lido Pimienta & BizZarh.)

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Click here to see all the GIFs included in our Sheroes #10 group GIF show.

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Sheroes #10: Grace Jones resident DJ, NoLoves. Photo by Tony Halmos. Event GIFs by Lorna Mills.

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Yoshi Sodeoka’s GIF for Les post-Gendered et les autres group GIF show at Sheroes #10: Grace Jones. 

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Congrats to Sheroic GIF artists Emilio Gomariz, Rollin Leonard, Sally McKay, Lorna Mills & Yoshi Sodeoka on their involvement in the Born in 1987: The Animated GIF exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery.
The exhibit — which explores the “overlooked image format” — launches the Gallery’s new digital programme. The works will screen on The Wall, a new 2.7 x 3m Sharp video wall that is situated on the Gallery’s ground floor and visible to everyone visiting the building as well as those passing by on the street.
Above is a screen shot of The Guardian's video on the gallery’s re-opening, which features for a few frames Yoshi Sodeoka’s "Infinite Parton", a GIF work that was initially commissioned for Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton's The Light Crust Dough Boys & Girls group GIF show that was curated by Lorna Mills.

Congrats to Sheroic GIF artists Emilio Gomariz, Rollin Leonard, Sally McKay, Lorna Mills & Yoshi Sodeoka on their involvement in the Born in 1987: The Animated GIF exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery.

The exhibit — which explores the “overlooked image format” — launches the Gallery’s new digital programme. The works will screen on The Wall, a new 2.7 x 3m Sharp video wall that is situated on the Gallery’s ground floor and visible to everyone visiting the building as well as those passing by on the street.

Above is a screen shot of The Guardian's video on the gallery’s re-opening, which features for a few frames Yoshi Sodeoka’s "Infinite Parton", a GIF work that was initially commissioned for Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton's The Light Crust Dough Boys & Girls group GIF show that was curated by Lorna Mills.

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Yoshi Sodeoka's “Love is Like a Butterfly” & “Infinite Parton” for Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton.

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Ask A Sheroes Stan: Brad Horvath Finally Answers Super Important Dolly Parton Q’s

I died and went to Dollywood…on Monday! No kidding. Now I’m back and needless to say, I can’t wait for Sheroes tonight!”

Earlier this month, we were proud to launch our Sheroes Stan residency, a program that connects aca-fan knowledge and wisdom to the vastly growing motley crew that of international and local artists that are regularly involved with Sheroes each month.

Related: [meta talk] Lorna Mills Triangulation Blog Interview

For Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton, we were so glad to invite documentary filmmaker (and certifiable Dollite) Brad Horvath.

Brad — who was blogging over at Indiewire this week about the 2012 Nashville Film Festival — is someone who is incredibly within six degrees of Dolly. And mind blown! Did something really C000OOOL with his fannish-ness. In 2009, he made a documentary called The Book Lady regarding Dolly’s Imagination Library and her ongoing literacy advocacy work. (He was also just at Dollywood on Monday, but somehow still found the time in the midst of that pixie dust and butterflies to answer our burning fan q’s!)

Click below for the full interview, in which Horvath illuminates on the significance of butterflies, whether Dolly’s disco catalogue is really worth getting into and how she was responsible for Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (And if you’re in Toronto tonight, you can meet Brad at Sheroes #9 and ask him any Q’s we didn’t get answered!)

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Yoshi Sodeoka's animated GIF for Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull.

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Yoshi Sodeoka's animated GIF for Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull.

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