Sheroes

About
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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"She’ll rewrite history it’s that/kind of country, declare/a Dust Rush/from this/day forward." http://www.facebook.com/groups/250136678372508/permalink/406167632769411/

"She’ll rewrite history it’s that/kind of country, declare/a Dust Rush/from this/day forward."

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The Producer’s Poem…she had an obscure avant-garde genius as her goal.―Tom Dowd
If he had hairhe’d tear it out.Hour nine, she recordsthe same syllable again,again, again. She makes her artone syllable at a time and ithurts to watch. He can’t hear a hairof difference between sounds, it’s one tickof the clock against another.
Copyright © Jeanette Lynes, 2008
http://www.freehand-books.com/books/dusty_springfield

The Producer’s Poem
…she had an obscure avant-garde genius as her goal.
Tom Dowd

If he had hair
he’d tear it out.
Hour nine, she records
the same syllable again,
again, again. She makes her art
one syllable at a time and it
hurts to watch. He can’t hear a hair
of difference between sounds, it’s one tick
of the clock against another.

Copyright © Jeanette Lynes, 2008

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Safia Siad performing “Out My Mind, Just In Time” at Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu with accompanying visual projection she edited herself. Photo & event GIF by Tony Halmos.

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"I Learned To Stutter"/"Yes, I’m a Witch". Poets Zoë Alexis-Abrams & Damian Rogers collaborate on a live/sampled interpretation of Rogers’s “Yes, I’m a Witch”, remixed live by reeraw (Rea McNamara).

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

(Source: vimeo.com)

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Rogers, Damian. “Yes, I’m a Witch”. Sheroes #5: Yoko Ono, 2011. MP3.

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Selections from Damian Rogers's poem “Yes, I'm a Witch” designed by Tony Halmos for onsite installation at Sheroes #5: Yoko Ono.

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http://twitter.com/#!/damianrogers/status/143397243653853184
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