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Opening night: Thursday 21st February, 18:00 - 21:00
Then from: Friday 22nd - 6th March 2013
CULTIVATE is open from 11.30 - 17.00, Thursday to Sunday
(and outside of these days by appointment)
A group show curated by CULTIVATE VYNER STREET
'That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood.
I got news for you, she is!' (Bikini Kill 'Rebel Girl')
The YEASTIE GIRLS show re-visits the ethos of 'Riot Grrrl' - the underground feminist punk rock movement that
took place in early nineties west coast America.
The show aims to bring together today's riot grrrl inspired creativity; art, music, writing, zines……. Is riot grrrl still relevant 20 years on? Are women now more empowered and supportive of one another?
The 90s riot grrrl movement allowed women their own creative space to make political statements about the issues they were facing in the male oriented punk rock community, as well as in society; to express their views on issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, and female empowerment. As Tobi Vail (drummer with Bikini Kill) said, the purpose of the Riot Grrrls was to fight against the things that kept women divided, to start a discourse and to give importance to women and the things that they do.
So, has anything changed in the last 20s years? What issues should we be addressing now? Can we still make our voices heard? What form does Riot Grrrl creativity take in 2013?
Participating artists: AGATA CARDOSO, AMANDA BURNS, ANDREW AIRD, BEATRIZ DIAZ, BEX MASSEY,
BLANCA HADDAD, BRIGHTSIDE, CARLA PERERA, CONSUELO CELLUZZI, CONSUELO GIORGI, THE CUNTESS,
ELLIE GREEN, EMMA BUGGY, EMMA HARVEY, FIONA DENT, GEMMA DONOVAN, JONI BELARUSKI, JULIA MADDISON, KELDA STORM, LUCY MACIEIRA, ODETTE FARRELL, SHARON REEVES, TINSEL EDWARDS, TRACEY MOBERLY,
TWINKLE TROUGHTON, VAL PHOENIX and ZOE CROSSE
The YEASTIE GIRLS show will open on Thursday evening 21st Feburary, with private view taking place from 6-9pm and will then run for just under two weeks, until 6th March.
For more info contact Emma on email@example.com
Facebook event info here
"During Yeastie Girls and in line with the spirit of original riot grrl days, the walls of the original W11 Rough Trade shop, and the way flyers and handmade zines and information would enhance the flow of creativity, we shall have a space on the gallery wall where flyers, photos and such can be added by people coming to the exhibition, bring anything you think fits in - create, contact, switch the other..."
AND THEN... Saturday 23rd Feb is ZINE & BOOK day at the YEASTIE GIRL show
First Saturday of the Yeastie Girls show will partly be dedicated to zines and books, old and new Zine stall hopefully people bringing along their riot grrrl flavoured zines to sell/trade/show (and if you want to know how to start a zine, then grill Sean about it, before Cultivate he ran one of the best known longest running zines in the UK in the shape of The Organ). We'll make a zine on the day.... come and contribute, cut 'n paste, Pritt and... We'll raid our Organ archives (there are boxes and boxes of old zines and flyers here from the original Riot Grrl days...)
We're expecting books and zines on sale and display from:
TRACEY MOBERLY 'Text-Me-Up!'
Tracey Moberly's project is a fascinating use of new technology as a narrative tool, much in the spirit of Andy Warhol's work with Polaroids. - Angie Bowie http://www.sanderswood.com/text-me-up!/
KAREN ABLAZE 'The City is Ablaze!' - The Story of A Post-Punk Popzine, 1984 – 1994
FEMINIST LIBRARY, Archiving & Activism! - http://www.facebook.com/FeministLibrary
GIRLS GET BUSY ZINE - http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/
VIOLET NOISE - http://violetnoisemusic.tumblr.com/
OH VENUS! - http://f-o-f-y.tumblr.com/ - curated by Gemma Donovan, Mica Kelly and Kerry Clark.
..and lots more joining in during the show.... info to follow soon.... Facebook Zine & Book event info here
.....and no, you don't have to be female to get involved, it's open to everyone
"We're not anti-boy, we're pro-girl" (Molly Neuman, Bratmobile)
Videos & Links:
BIKINI KILL - 'REBEL GIRL'
RIOT GRRRL MANIFESTO
Recent RIOT GRRRL PRESS:
The Quietus: 'Riot Grrrl: A 20 Year Retrospective By Petra Davis' 28.01.13
Guardian: 'There's a riot grrrl going on – a classic tour feature from the vaults' 09.01.13
NPR Music: 'Bikini Kill Rises Again, No Less Relevant' 05.01.13
NYTimes: 'A Feminist Riot That Still Inspires' 03.06.11
See photographs from the exhibition here