Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu Press Release
Thursday, January 26, 2012. 9PM.
The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara <totallyeffyeahsheroes [at] gmail [dot] com>
Screen grab of a digitally animated portrait of performer BizZarh by Rollin Leonard that was commissioned for Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu.
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A living, breathing monthly collaborative performance series.
Joni Mitchell. Chaka Khan. Tina Turner. Madonna. Yoko Ono. Erykah Badu. Sheroes is a monthly art event series bringing together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding an ever-expanding League of Legendary Ladies. Sheroes is committed to doing herstory right — reinterpreting and remixing the mythic woman-power that pervades digital and actual cultures, realizing new works from ephemeral and archival artifacts.
For Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu, organizer and co-curator Rea McNamara has commissioned an impressive lineup of local and international artists and performers. The afro-futurism and post-soul sensibility of Erykah Badu inspires original musical performances, digital animations, and interactive installations. Everything comes together in an immersive party atmosphere celebrating the “Analog Girl in a Digital World”.
• Performances by “Lady Killer Outkasts” BizZarh (88 Days Of Fortune), chanteuse Natalia Ivanovski, poet Safia Siad, Sheroes salonnière reeraw and resident DJ NoLoves.
• Digital Animations by The Global GIF Authority - Erykah Badu Chapter, a GIF group show co-curated by Lorna Mills featuring the works of Helen Adamidou, Anthony Antonellis, Jennifer Chan, Joseph Chiocchi, Emilie Gervais, Tony Halmos, Jeanette Hayes, Isaac Hicks, Rollin Leonard, Sally McKay, Rea McNamara, Grace McEvoy, Lorna Mills, Steph Parrott, Daniel Rehn, Yoshi Sodeoka and Giselle Zatonyl.
• Interactive Art Installations by Rusiko and Jessica Del Sole
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.
Visit the Sheroes Archives for information on past events, as well our upcoming events.