All (gender)Inclusive Weekend Package:
Un-packing the pants of vaginal imagery in feminist art

Dec 11-13, 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada

VIVO and various locations in Vancouver


We, THE AFTER PARTY, invite you, (pro)feminist collaborator, to contribute to our response to WACK! during our All (gender)Inclusive Weekend Package: Un-packing the pants of vaginal imagery in feminist art Dec 11-13, 2008.

This series of happenings will take place at venues in Vancouver and will take shape through your participation – but you don’t have to live in Vancouver to take part! Read on, sisters!

In the spirit of Feminism, THE AFTER PARTY will host an All (gender) Inclusive Weekend Package with a series of events in Vancouver: A Thursday night group walk-through of the WACK! exhibition at the VAG, followed by a day-long hands-oncardboard craft workshop and two temporary installations at VIVO’s Friday night Riot Grrl event, a Saturday brunch, and finally, a Sunday bonfire at Wreck Beach.

All (gender)Inclusive Weekend Package will have the feel of something between a debauch Feminist clubhouse, Santa’s workshop, and a DIY cardboard utopia. Together we will create two installations with artist multiples and hand-crafted cardboard objects at VIVO for one-night only December 12, 2008! This work will respond both to WACK! and to Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party (1974-1979) which featured place settings honoring women icons and aimed to “end the ongoing cycle of omission in which women were written out of the historical record.” Objects will be suspended like mobiles from VIVO’s ceiling or will join an assemblage of limited edition multiples on a table to stage a wild “after-party” scene a.k.a THE AFTER (dinner) PARTY installation.

Cut-up some cardboard, cut out the patriarchy, and let’s make this happen together!

ITINERARY:


December 11


GROUP ART WALK: WADE IN WACK!‘s VADGE AT VAG

Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street

Time: 6-9pm. FREE. RSVP

Join in a group walk-through of WACK!, immerse yourself in the exhibition space and encounter the seminal works first hand.

Admission covered, 20 peeps max – PLEASE RSVP aine_hoganfinlay@yahoo.com or samsemper@yahoo.com

www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_wack.html

December 12


FEMINIST ROUGH CRAFT CARDBOARD SCULPTING 101

Location: VIVO (Video In), 1965 Main Street

Time: 10- 6pm. Drop-in, or stay the day. FREE.

Create your own cardboard interpretations and reincar(dboard)nations of an

art work from the WACK! exhibition and The Dinner Party. Make a place setting for your fave feminist! Make a replica, make a miniature, make it big or make it up! Let you imagination and your x-acto run wild on the cardboard. (Cardboard provided, B.Y.O.X-acto)

www.videoinstudios.com/phrancthecardboardcobbler.blogspot.com/

THIS SUMMER’S GONNA BE A GIRL RIOT DANCE PARTY

Location: VIVO (Video In Studios), 1965 Main Street

Time: 9:30pm- late. $5.

Music videos and documentation from the Riot Grrrl Movement | Performances by: the Bash Brothers, Oh I See & Her Jazz Noise Collective | Mix Tape Marathon with DJ Ruggedly Handsome, DJ Tapes & DJ Doll Parts | THE AFTER PARTY INSTALLATION

December 13


MORNING AFTER BRUNCH:
…MUDFLAP-JACKS, EGGS’ N BACON STRIPS

Location: Hexon House. 795 E. Pender @ Hawks

Time: 12pm- 3pm. RSVP

Come eat some food and drop your drawers!  Make a blind contour drawing of you privates (with Sharpie or ink) on a cardboard hand-mirror, in a relaxed group setting and reflect on sexual health issues while you bare witness and examine your own body…. (hand-mirrors provided, yours to keep!)

PLEASE RSVP: aine_hoganfinlay@yahoo.com

December 14


WACK! WRECK! BEACH BURNING-WOMAN BONFIRE

Location: Wreck Beach

Time: after 3pm -

Make the trek to Wreck beach at sundown with your cardboard art for a flame’n phoenix bond-fire and fem-effigy burning in the safe sand. B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.C-board art. Safety first!
(depart from city at 2pm sharp: Broadway & Commercial B-Line Stop)
http://www.wreckbeach.org/

LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP:


Participate from afar! Mail in your art and we’ll show it off at the All (gender) Inclusive Weekend Package at VIVO before we torch it. This is your chance to be heard, silence is violence!  All mailed work must be received in Vancouver by December 8, 2008.

Note: Objects may be suspended from the ceiling like a mobile, so please consider the weight of your object when crafting, and treat all sides. Please anticipate the X-mas postal rush or Canada Post strike and mail early!

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Work from memory or look-up images of the WACK! collection online (see links below), reinterpret any art work from the show in cardboard, and send to the address below.
  2. Send us a hand-made item to add to the place-setting for the THE AFTER (dinner) PARTY installation inspired by aremarkable woman! (e.i. portrait plate, cup, place-mat, or artist multiple in cardboard or any media that can be mailed, max dimensions 13″ x 13″ space and possibly flowing off table to ground).
  3. Send us your vagina (and/or body)-inspired artist multiples to include in the installation (cardboard or any media).

Mail (work that does not have to be signed-for) to:
THE AFTER PARTY
c/o VIVO
1965 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
V5T 3C1

Looking forward to working with you,
MAJORA love to all….

THE AFTER PARTY
(Paige Gratland, Onya Hogan-Finlay and Hannah Jickling)


THE AFTER PARTY is a mobile and flexible collection of artist multiples, group activities and collective performances responding to the loaded visuality surrounding feminist consciousness and the body in contemporary art practices hosted by Paige Gratland, Onya Hogan-Finlay and Hannah Jickling.

This project will be supported by UBC Gender Performance Project and it’s satellite programming with the WACK! exhibition at the VAG.