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 PLAYS WITH ANDREW ZUKERMAN AUGUST 4TH AT 5PM

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ALONG WITH MANY AMAZING ACTS ALL WEEKEND http://www.electric-eclectics.com/

Can we just gloat about the fact that THREE past/present/future Sheroes/Virtual Season performers are involved with this?

(Yes, we’re talking about our Sheroes #12: Nina Simone co-headliner TENDERNESS, Sheroes #7: Etta James headliner/Virtual Season co-headliner LIDO PIMIENTA & Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull co-headliner U.S. GIRLS.

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The League of Legendary Ladies unites for their so-called first reunion tour, “Virtual Season”

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THE ACCLAIMED AND MUCH-LOVED MONTHLY PARTY SHEROES BECOMES ALL-DAY, ALL-NIGHT IDOLATROUS FESTIVAL WITH VIRTUAL SEASON

Herstory finally done right. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012, 2PM-1AM in Toronto’s Kensington Market during P.S. Kensington

Co-presented by
SHEROES + Whippersnapper

RSVP TO THE FB EVENT / TIX FOR OUR NIGHT PROGRAMME ARE NOW AVAIL TO BUY ONLINE

SHEROES DAY
2-9 PM / 214 Augusta (backlot of El Gordo Foods) / All Ages / Free

[#MúsicaGlamurosaDramáticaLIDO PIMIENTA

[#DubPoetryLILLIAN ALLEN

[#GypsyPunkTHE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA

SHEROES NIGHT
9PM-1AM / 58 Cecil Street (Cecil Street Community Centre) / 19+ / $8 (ONLINE) / $10 (IRL at Rotate This & Soundscapes starting Wednesday, July 18)

[#EternalHopeInTheFaceOfEverydayDespair] MARKER STARLING (the artist formerly known as MANTLER)

[#ApocalypticallyGayKIDS ON TV

[#MusicMakingMagicalMushroomLAL

AND MORE! Click here for our full day & night music & performance lineup.

Virtual Season is an all-day & night art and music festival in the vein of the Ancient Greek theatre festivals or the Latin American Saint Days. Featuring a stellar line-up of local bands and international artists, a frenetic assemblage of performance art, music, GIF and GIF-based video art, DIY projects and various activities will reinterpret and remix the mythic celebrity worship that pervades digital and actual cultures.

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OH HAI THURRR SHEROES: VIRTUAL SEASON TUMBLR!!!!11

If you’re keen to keep up with the end of Sheroes, you’ll be excited know that this month will not only culminate with our closing event, Sheroes #12: Nina Simone (Thursday, July 26), but also our massive gala closing all-day and night art & music festival that we’re co-presenting with local Artist-Run Centre Whippersnapper (Sunday, July 29).

We’ll be regularly updating the site, spotlighting musical acts, performersartists & even delving into the mythic woman power chorus herstory of the League of Legendary Ladies.

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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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Lido Pimienta - Mueve (Capt. Krook’s Crab in the Sand Remix)

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Colombian darling Lido Pimienta performs Etta James’s “Woman (Jam Shed Remix)”.

Filmed Thursday, February 23, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #7, a rough & peachy remix tribute to the Matriarch. Shot by Safia Siad. Directed by Tony Halmos.

Also featured in the video is live footage of the projected digital animations from The Global Junkie Elite Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

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Animated GIF portrait of Lido Pimienta by Rollin Leonard for Sheroes #7: Etta James. Event GIF of Lido Pimienta by Lorna Mills.

Related: [GIFs] Introducing The Global Junkie Elite

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It’s coming, we promise.

It’s coming, we promise.

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Yes, Lido performed this song (live!) at Sheroes #7: Etta James.

(If you’re so in love with this and her sound overall, you can cop Lido’s amazing debut EP Color. It is available via KU DE TA.)

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Lido Pimienta performing at Sheroes #7: Etta James. Photo and event GIF by Tony Halmos.

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In spite of Pimienta’s youthful vocals and Capullo’s upbeat playing style, the self-congratulatory refrain of “The one you really love is me” contains an undercurrent of doubt: that gnawing sense that perhaps the one she really loves isn’t him, but someone else; someone more popular, or better at sports.

Lido Pimienta: Love With A Sense Of Doom

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