Monday, January 10, 2011

Save the Date: 2/10/11, Raandesk Gallery, NYC








YOUNG WOMEN’S CAUCUS: WHAT YOUNG WOMEN WANT

as part of LIVE SPACE: women + art + activism National Women's Caucus for Art

February 10, 2011

7-9 p.m.

Raandesk Gallery
16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor (Chelsea)
NYC

(Artists pictured: Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Amanda Lovelee, Megan Kelley and Suguna Sridha, and Bonnie MacAllister, Marina Kelly and Megan Katz with performers Michael Eckblad and Andrew Dayton of the Notion Collective)

hosted by Bonnie MacAllister

Live Performances and Films by the Young Women's Caucus Members

1) "on our own volition" featuring:

Artists: Amanda Moyer, J.R. DeMers, Susie Danielson, Stephanie Trevino, Amanda Mears, Dawn Hiltz

Description: Women have traditionally gathered to discuss their desires, their passions, changes they want in the world, and their lives. Women have congregated around watering holes, in kitchens, in bathrooms, over quilts, and at tea tables, just to name a few. Six ladies from Finlandia University will be gathering together in the Raandesk Gallery to discuss their wants and desires for their lives and the world through narrative movement and sound.

2)."Spoken For"

Artists: Marina Kelly and Megan Katz with performers Michael Eckblad and Andrew Dayton of the Notion Collective

Spoken For features women's intimate stories of want, using live performance and video in a multi-media exploration of women's desires as expressed via male voices.

3). "Requesting Access"

Description: Requesting Access is collaborative photo shoot performance by Chanel Matsunami Govreau (played by Asian Barbie), photographer Martin Solheim and makeup/hair artist Tamara Qabazard. This performance layers the exaggeration of cultural costuming over questionably (un)real storytelling. This is combined with the friction and vanity of flash photography to explore multiracial identity and gender in interracial relationships as it combines with expectations of sexuality and its possible profit.

4) Title: 45th Presidency by Alex Dilks Pandola and Green Light Arts (Philadelphia)

Description: It's January 20th, 2013 and you're invited to the inauguration of the 45th President of The United States of American, America's first woman President, Sarah Louise Palin. If you don't think it can happen, please see the 44th President. Is this the last thing women want? What women? Join Green Light Arts as we listen to President Palin's Inaugural Speech and see how she intends to turn the Mama Grizzlies loose on Washington. Keep your car doors locked!

5) Title: Trading Flowers for Love Stories
Artist: Amanda Lovelee

Free wild flower (photo) for your love story. I have gathered images of wild, uncultivated plants. I would like to trade a photograph for a hand written love story. Simply show up write down your story and then you can pick any picture. You can keep it anonymous or you can include names, dates, times, locations. The stories will be gathered and compiled to form an archive, a historical record, and a book. You will receive the link to the print on demand book if you would like a copy.

And in the film room:

"I am the doubter and the doubt"

Artists: Megan Kelley and Suguna Sridhar

and

Title: “Deconstructed Breath Verse”

Artist: Bonnie MacAllister

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