So I will finally give birth to my latest project CONCEPTIVES after months of gestation! The birthplace is Brooklyn, New York. Most exactly, at BROOKLYN FIREPROOF in East Williamsburg on July, 6th 2013 during E.S.P. | Extra-Sensorial Perception | a Feminist Art & Variety Show. A show that has been cancelled before for lack of support to it’s goal: to raise money to Planned Parenthood and www.womanspace.org – a non-profit organization in NJ dedicated to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. But we are achieving what curator Doris Yuan envisioned as its birthright: to create a platform for emerging feminist artists and establish a link between artists and communities. Thirty artists from various parts of the country, will be participating of a group exhibition and during opening night a series of performances will take place including STAND-UP/IMPROV/MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMANCES BY: Jessica Delfino, Sasheer Zamata, SVCK MY D!CK II, Anna Drezen, Emilie Parker Strange; Judith George. LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY: Tiny Teeth and DANCE PARTY to follow with DJ DANNY BONADUCE, KAPERKOLATER, and DJ SOUR PUSS.
E.S.P. | a Feminist Art Show
8PM-2AM @ BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
119 Ingraham St, New York, NY 11237 (Morgan Avenue stop L train)
$5 – $10 sliding scale cover (all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and Womanspace.) (ages 21+)
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Two of the four elements that compose the project CONCEPTIVES will be shown at E.S.P. | a Feminist Art & Variety Show – VISUAL CONCEPTIVE – a series of 4 photographs representing women’s weekly cycles; And ORAL CONCEPTIVE– a set of cards that will be distributed during opening night. These cards will be presented inside birth control holders, collected during the last 5 years the artist submitted her body to oral contraceptive consumption. Each of the 50 pouches will be inserted with a set of 4 cards. “By repurposing birth control holders I’ve accumulated over the years, I am taking control over my own cycles and reclaiming each phase my body is experiencing. At the same time, I hope to raise awareness of what we, as women, might be loosing when we interfere with our natural hormonal cycles by absorbing artificial hormones via oral contraceptive consumption.
But don’t forget CONCEPTIVES is an ongoing art project that can be completely accessed online. So if you cannot make it to the show you can still be part of it. The images that compose ORAL CONCEPTIVE can be downloaded as wallpaper/ screensaver for digital devices and be used as cycle reminders on computers or mobile devices. To download it, go to http://conceptives.jennifercabral.com And a Limited Edition Series of VISUAL CONCEPTIVE is available for purchase online. From each 4-print series purchase, a $5 donation will be made to Womanspace – a non-profit organization in NJ dedicated to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To see this Limited Edition Series click here.
In addition, I’ve been sharing words and images to describe the stage of my cycle I am experiencing at #DAILY CONCEPTIVE. This is being explored simultaneously on Twitter with the hashtag #DAILYCONCEPTIVE and on the social media site Pinterest. It has become a fun interaction with other women and together we are constructing an iconography of personal cycles. See it now at:
Any images included on this post can be used exclusively to promote the artist’s project and art show. Further usage of these images require a written permission from the artist Jennifer Cabral. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org