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.)
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.
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).
Two months ago, we were proud to launch our Sheroes Stan residency, a program that connects aca-fan knowledge and wisdom to the vastly growing motley crew of international and local artists that are regularly involved with Sheroes each month.
Click below for the full interview, in which Petro illuminates on the story behind that blue vinyl, talks about that time Grace Jones performed out of her head at the AGO & schools us on the importance of our headliner, Lillian Allen. (And if you’re in Toronto tonight, you can meet Paul at Sheroes #10 and ask him any Q’s we didn’t get answered!)
The monthly, limited-run art party series — which brings together on and offline works that playfully and peformatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the League of Legendary Ladies — will be co-headlined by legendary dub poet Lillian Allenand premier vogueing house of CanadaHouse of Monroe.