Wrong Brain in Space: Cosmic Prom ~ venue upgrade! Our galactic fundraising celebration will be held at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 347 Shattuck Way, Newington NH. More space means more tickets available! Get yours at the door for $25 and help us continue our mission to support the underground and unconventional arts. Prom ticket includes food, entertainment by People Skills and dj pants? and prom pics by Kevin Hardman Photography. Full bar available 6pm-1am!
Discussion group and zine-making on fat, feminism & rape culture; led by resident artist Beth Wittenberg. Meetings scheduled for October 7 & 21, from 4:30-6pm at HQ. These group discussions will act as catalysts for a zine on the subject; which will be distributed for free. RSVP or questions to Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the artist:
In its simplest form, objectification is regarding someone as a thing. In the case of sexual objectification, it begins with a gaze, one that consumes and obliterates the individual. The person is reduced, dehumanized, and made an item of erotic pleasure and/or repulsion.
Many feminists have explored the notion of the ‘female gaze’ and how it relates to the seemingly universal default ‘male gaze’. If You Put a Bag Over His Head began with a desire to identify my own unique gaze as a woman and feminist artist.
How is male-dominance expressed and supported by our culture?
What function does sexual objectification serve?
What is terrorism and how does it differ from war?
How do we define torture and who are its victims?
For this presentation I will offer images and ephemera from the making of this zine along with some of the source material that informed my process. In addition, I hope to offer some thoughts about the questions above and talk about ways in which individuals can examine their own personal gaze and its repercussions for others and themselves.
Artist Phoenix Mayet (NH, USA, 1970) takes photographs that reflect her interest in sexuality, gender constructs, and the idea of the self. She lives and works in Dover, NH and her current projects include small constructions and still lifes.
Zines $8. Suggested door donation $5-10.