That's what i call my upcoming show and it's going to be major- to say the least!!
I am currently feverishly working on putting this exhibition together, creating awareness about female issues such as the strive for equality which unfortunately still very much needs communicating about! The need of inspiring female role models has been of great importance to me, as many young women seem to shy away from the label 'FEMINIST' and what it stands for. They are scared to be associated with 'man-hating' 'armpit hair- loving' and generally ridiculous stereotypes which i still encounter on a daily basis. Sexism is still very much on the agenda for us ladies, and it needs addressing!
People say that Feminism has become a bad word and that it needs revamping, -i disagree! I feel that people need educating more than anything since, lets face it- it's not the word that needs the revamp- it's peoples preconceptions and narrowmindedness that needs to be tackled!
Any new word will be bashed by those who refuse to understand that feminism isn't a war on men, but much more a quest for female justice, education and equality! I suppose what i really want to do, is encourage conversation! Set question marks under long established cultural oppression that all to often is just taken for granted !
I want to be that role model for my generation as well as above and below, like these fantastic ladies i currently eternalize have been to me.
I want to send the message that it's okay to be who you are and who you want to be, look however suits you, and still be a feminist! It's not okay to go about, judging people by appearance, gender or else just because we feel threatened by it.
Furthermore i would like to highlight the joy it brings to create something new of something old, which is what retex-sculpting is all about.
All in all, i want to make people think, communicate and believe that EVERYTHING is possible!
Last but not least, -BIGSWINGINGOVARIES- will be held around the 8th of march, world women's day of 2014 in the westend, with details to be confirmed. Half of all money raised through the sale of the artwork will be donated organizations which have female education and empowerment on the agenda!
There will be magazine coverage and in general a lot of noise, of that i will make sure, and for those of you that know me, -you know it will get BIG, so watch this space,
cause after all-
FEMINISM IS THE RADICAL NOTION THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE TOO!