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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DIY ingenue U.S. Girls performs Marianne Faithfull’s “Sister Morphine”.

Filmed Thursday, March 22, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #8, a pagan rites tribute to the Grande Dame. Shot by Safia Siad. Directed by Tony Halmos.

Also featured in the video is live footage of the projected digital animations from The Global GIF Aristocracy (von Sacher-Masoch Line) Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

(Source: vimeo.com)

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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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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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It’s here! The Thisisformyfriends Podcast, Thisisfor:Erykah Badu is here! Listen to it! Love it. Email your theme ideas to thisisformyfriendspodcast@gmail.com

What you’ll hear in this: a dialogue between reeraw & Safia Siad regarding the 2010 Olympia performance of "Liberation, Humble Mumble, That Hump", Tony Halmos sharing his “I Was There” on "Stay" (Live), Jeba Bowers Murphy interviewing a Montreal occult shop keeper on the “Ankh”, a really great mash-up by Edan Scime Stokell that involves George Costanza’s preoccupation with "Seven", an exclusive interview with Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu performers BizZarh & moaaaaaaaar.

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