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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If you live in Toronto, pick up Offerings Magazine for their Q&A w/Sheroes salonnière reeraw. Many thanks to Kristel Jax for the insightful dialogue.

(They asked that we make the below mixtape for ‘em, based on a particular discussion in the interview regarding “unrepentantly fucked up” lady anti-heroes.)

Related: [mixtape] Mythic Woman Power Chorus Mixtape

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Paul Petro: “This video has it all: the setting is Studio 54, the event is a Kenzo fashion show with runway models including Grace Jones and Jerry Hall. 


Kinda cheezy. The camera is cropped pretty tight and a little may go a long way but it’s an endearing slice of the times nevertheless. Two songs in and we’re listening to a disco version of “Can’t Turn Me Loose” that has more than a few early warning signs of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” to come further down the pyke. Odyssey’s “Native New Yorker”, The Emotions’ “Best Of My Love”, Al Green’s “Still In Love With You” (he’s in a class of his own) and on. 

At 14:00 the tempo changes and we get into more classic Kenzo boho peasant fashion and the room loosens up a little. And then at 17:15 we have Grace Jones brought on stage to belt out her then #2 hit “I Need A Man” (#1 being “La Vie En Rose”), decked in black leather and carrying a whip and singing in stroboscopic darkness. Then the stage fills with dancing celebrity models and Kenzo takes a bow at 21:45. Don’t miss Grace at 22:50 to take full visual advantage of her leather gear in the brightened stage light. A few words from Kenzo and then the camera hits the dancefloor and Jerry Hall. 

Grace has arrived fully formed on the scene.”

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A. Bill Miller's Halftime Madonna Glitch.

Related: [GIFs] A. Bill Miller's you might be lucky star

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Tony Halmos: “it’s ok, they won’t be naming no buildings to go down dilapidated after me, neither.” http://www.facebook.com/groups/250136678372508/302924013093774/

Tony Halmos: it’s ok, they won’t be naming no buildings to go down dilapidated after me, neither.”

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“Original Queen Bitch.”
http://julieklausner.tumblr.com/post/15837236709/original-queen-bitch

Original Queen Bitch.”

(Source: BuzzFeed)

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Specially commissioned animated GIF by Tony Halmos for Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Tony Halmos. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.260464724006370&type=1

Specially commissioned animated GIF by Tony Halmos for Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Tony Halmos.

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Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Oz Melo. https://plus.google.com/photos/105049540987776741371/albums/5676582777470908097

Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Oz Melo.

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Specially commissioned animated GIF by Helen Adamidou for Sheroes #4: Madonna. http://helenadamidou.tumblr.com/post/14028739268/herstory-done-right

Specially commissioned animated GIF by Helen Adamidou for Sheroes #4: Madonna.

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Specially commissioned animated GIF by Rollin Leonard for Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Tony Halmos. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.260464724006370&type=1

Specially commissioned animated GIF by Rollin Leonard for Sheroes #4: Madonna. Photo taken by Tony Halmos.

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