Friday, August 26, 8PM and Saturday, August 27, 8PM
Woman Made Gallery, 685 N Milwaukeee, Chicago, IL 60642
The Victory Project will be performing a series of performance installations, solos and trios developed during their research/movement development period. These studies will focus on the female body as a representation of the nation state and victory in art and literature from the 17th century to present day. Movement by Erica Mott, Silvia Diaz-Brown, Joy Davis, and Karen Faith.
The Victory Project is a multi-year inquiry and thematic umbrella for multi-disciplinary artistic responses to women’s bodies and notions of victory. This year is focused on an evening length work that incorporates image, text, movement and elements of puppetry to dismantle body parts and allegories that confuse and conflate patriotism and perversity.
It is presented as a series of delicate and intimate duets between mundane objects and the human body awkwardly juxtaposed with visually arresting and sometimes disturbing chorus pieces creating darkly humorous shifts in tone and rhythm.
The Victory Project is supported by a generous grant from Chicago Dance Makers Forum through their Lab Artist Fellowship Program, The Illinois Arts Council Individual Projects Grant and the Richard H. Driehuas Foundation.
I need your help. Perhaps you know that for the past 2 years I have sat on the Board of Directors for the Woman Made Gallery.
Well, I also chair the Marketing Committee and in honor of our 20th Anniversary in 2012 (YUP 20 Years and over 7,000 artists shown!) we have created an innovative and badass marketing campaign to honor our artists and community members while getting the word out about our work and the importance of supporting women in the arts.
In order to make this happen we are doing a Helpers Unite campaign to fund it.
Don’t you think this would make an incredible holiday gift in someones honor? If you donate at a $25 level or higher you even get presents!!! Best Gift Ever.
Or maybe you are looking for an end of the year tax write off? Perfect!
Or maybe you just love Chicago and want to support good work in this glorious city!
No cash? No worries, you can just help us spread the word right?
So much gratitude Friends!!!