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, 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 performing at Sheroes #12: Nina Simone. Photo: Tony Halmos. Event GIFs: Lorna Mills. (“This performer was the ultimate nerd goddess.”)

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DJ El Machetero at Sheroes #12: Nina SimonePhotos: Tony Halmos.

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Siânteuse's performance of “I Don't Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself” for Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield.

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Natalia performing at Sheroes #11Cinemagraph event GIFs documentation by Lorna Mills.

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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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3 Important Virtual Season Updates: Kids On TV! DJ Cozmic Cat! Call For Proposals!

Kids On TV

Virtual Season

DJ Cozmic Cat

As we gear up for Virtual Season, the art & music festival we’ll be co-presenting on July 29th with Toronto Artist-Run Centre Whippersnapper, we’ll be posting updates & oh-so-necessary announcements in the midst of our regular Sheroic programming. (You can keep up with these updates via our “Virtual Season” tag.)

Hence forth, 3 important Virtual Season updates.

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Herstory done right.

Juno Award-winning dub poet Lillian Allen  performs her version of Grace Jones’s “Warm Leatherette”, with support from El Costello & DJ NoLoVes.

Filmed Thursday, May 24, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #10, a warm leatherette remix tribute to the Gendah Bendah. Shot & directed by Tony Halmos.

Also featured in the video is live footage of a dance performance by the premier voguing house of Canada House of Monroe and projected digital animations from Les post-Gendered et les autres Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.


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Lillian Allen at Sheroes #10: Grace Jones. Event GIFs by Lorna Mills. Click here to see all 14(!) of ‘em via her G+.

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Silk Degrees (Tony Halmos) & Lavish Bat (Se Ye). Photo by Rea McNamara. Event GIF by Lorna Mills.

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House of Monroe at Sheroes #10: Grace Jones. Event GIFs by Lorna Mills. Click here to see all 29(!) of ‘em via her G+.

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