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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Etta James on Tina Turner circa those mid 1960s Ike & Tina daze, where women were built nice like Cadillacs, shouldering their bruises with the fine coats of ermine & fox. http://books.google.ca/books?id=4-5UFUZgAIQC&lpg=PP1&dq=etta%20james&pg=PA165#v=onepage&q&f=false

Etta James on Tina Turner circa those mid 1960s Ike & Tina daze, where women were built nice like Cadillacs, shouldering their bruises with the fine coats of ermine & fox.

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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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Tina Turner — “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo”

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Herstory done right. 

Dub poet Naila Keleta-Mae brings the resounding word in this one-time only performance of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”, backed by the plunderphonic noises of DJ NoLoves (Alvaro Girón) & reeraw (Rea McNamara).

Recorded LIVE Friday, October 28, 2011 at NACO Cafe & Gallery in Toronto for Sheroes #3, a River Deep, Mountain High Remix Tribute to the Acid Queen. Shot & edited by Tony Halmos.

This performance is a “response” to a Just Dance 2 fanvid version of “Proud Mary” performed by Naila Keleta-Mae & reeraw.

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Sheroes #3: Tina Turner. Photo taken by Tony Halmos. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.260464724006370&type=1

Sheroes #3: Tina TurnerPhoto taken by Tony Halmos.

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Specially commissioned animated GIF by Lorna Mills for Sheroes #3: Tina Turner. http://3fram.es/hiE

Specially commissioned animated GIF by Lorna Mills for Sheroes #3: Tina Turner.

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Specially commissioned animated GIF by Sally McKay for Sheroes #3: Tina Turner. http://3fram.es/hkg

Specially commissioned animated GIF by Sally McKay for Sheroes #3: Tina Turner.

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Sheroes #3: Tina Turner. Photo taken by Tony Halmos. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.260464724006370&type=1

Sheroes #3: Tina TurnerPhoto taken by Tony Halmos.

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