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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'Revealingly, Mike Gill calls Dusty's trademark wigs and make-up, her drag. “That was her mask. And when the baggage was off, she loathed Dusty Springfield.” Mike remembers how she’d tell him how much she wanted to drop the orchestras, the gowns, the wigs, and the make-up. “But I can’t do it,” Dusty would say. "I’m trapped, I don’t have the courage to walk away."’ http://www.petshopboys.net/html/interviews/othermag22.shtml

'Revealingly, Mike Gill calls Dusty's trademark wigs and make-up, her drag. “That was her mask. And when the baggage was off, she loathed Dusty Springfield.” Mike remembers how she’d tell him how much she wanted to drop the orchestras, the gowns, the wigs, and the make-up. “But I can’t do it,” Dusty would say. "I’m trapped, I don’t have the courage to walk away."

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Rollin Leonard's GIF for Sheroes #9, in between event GIFs by Lorna Mills.

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Two separate performances! Rusiko Lomtatidze first reverses the cut piece through the power of togetherness (think a positive reconstruction of Yoko Ono’s "Cut Piece"), and then does a reverse drag strip tease of Ono’s “Men, Men, Men”.

Filmed live Friday, December 16, 2011 at NACO Gallery & Cafe in Toronto for Sheroes #5, a Happening Remix Tribute to the Witch. Directed by Tony Halmos.

(Source: vimeo.com)

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