Press Release – CONCEPTIVES | Art Project

BROOKLYN, NY – Photographer Jennifer Cabral is releasing her latest art project CONCEPTIVES in Brooklyn, New York. The project launch is marked by the participation in Extra-Sensorial Perception | a Feminist Art Show that opens at BROOKLYN FIREPROOF in East Williamsburg on July, 6th. The E.S.P | a Feminist Art Show aims to be a platform for emerging feminist artists and create a link between artists and communities. Thirty artists from various parts of the country, will be participating in this group exhibition that will benefit www.womanspace.org – a non-profit organization in NJ dedicated to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and Planned Parenthood.

E.S.P. | a Feminist Art Show
Door at 8pm // Show at 9pm @ 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+)

Opening night includes STAND-UP/IMPROV/MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMANCES BY: Jessica Delfino (http://www.jessicadelfino.com/) | Sasheer Zamata (http://sasheer.com/) | SVCK MY D!CK II (http://suckmydickii.improvteams.com/) | Anna Drezen (http://annadrezen.com/) | Emilie Parker Strange | Judith George | LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY: Tiny Teeth (tinyteethtunes.tumblr.com & http://tinyteethnj.bandcamp.com/) and DANCE PARTY!! (with DJ DANNY BONADUCE, KAPERKOLATER, and DJ SOUR PUSS). Show will benefit will benefit Planned Parenthood and Womanspace. For further information visit http://esp-feminist.tumblr.com/

Hosted and curated by Doris Yuan extrasensoryfeminist@gmail.com | Opening night FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/171655132995164

CONCEPTIVES is an art project created by photographer Jennifer Cabral as an invitation for women to become aware of their physical and emotional monthly cycles and its composed of four elements: AUDIO, DAILY, VISUAL and ORAL CONCEPTIVE. The project is being release both in English and Portuguese, the artist’s native language and can be completely accessed online at http://conceptives.jennifercabral.com

Two of the four elements that compose the project CONCEPTIVES will be shown at E.S.P | a Feminist Art Show.  VISUAL CONCEPTIVE – a series of 4 photographs representing women’s weekly cycles. “I believe our bodies follow moon cycles – a waning and waxing of emotions and potentiality we carry within ourselves. Like seeds.” A Limited Edition Series of the photographs 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 visit conceptives.jennifercabral.com visual conceptive series

The second element that will be exhibited at Extra- Sensorial Perception | a Feminist Art Show is called ORAL CONCEPTIVE is a set of cards that will be distributed during opening night. These ORAL CONCEPTIVE 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.” In addition, 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. Its intended to function as reminders of which 7-day-phase a woman is experiencing in her cycle. Each of the four image describes a potentiality to be explored. According to the artist, “As women, we have a chance to tap more easily into a part of ourselves each week with our hormonal cycles – one that nourishes intuition, creativity, receptivity or reflection within ourselves.” Go to http://conceptives.jennifercabral.com to dowload it.

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The other 2 parts of project CONCEPTIVES are AUDIO CONCEPTIVE which explores sensations and impressions the artist experiences during her cycles and its recorded in her own voice. “I combine adjectives, nouns and verbs to create a lexicon of potentials existent in each of the four phases of a woman’s cycles. Its an evocation for women to become aware of these multiple parts within themselves and integrate them into their monthly, weekly and daily routines.” To listen to this recording now click here

And the last part is called DAILY CONCEPTIVE used by Jennifer Cabral to share a daily word or image to describe the stage of her cycle she is experiencing. This will be explored simultaneously on Twitter with the hashtag #DAILYCONCEPTIVE and on the social media site Pinterest. She wishes this to become an interactive element of the project and invites other women to share the phases of their cycles they are experiencing, as well. Click here to see it on Twitter and, on Pinterest.

Jennifer Cabral is an independent photographer based in Princeton, NJ. A member of National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), her work has been featured in newspapers and exhibitions in the US and Brazil, her native country. In Brazil, she graduated from the School of Fine Arts Escola Guignard, with a certificate in Photography. She also holds a BA in Social Communications from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. She attended the Photography Continuing Education Program at School of Visual Arts, in NY. And since 2010, she joined the staff of Princeton University where she photographs rare books and manuscripts from the University’s Library.
For complete information about CONCEPTIVES | Art Project visit the website http://conceptives.jennifercabral.com.The artist can be reached directly at photos@jennifercabral.com

Any images included on this project 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 photos@jennifercabral.com

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