YEASTIE GIRLS opens tomorrow, here’s some flavours…

Today we hang  the YEASTIE GIRLS show at Cultivate, today we are rushing around, we open tomorrow.

‘That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood. I got news for you, she is!’ (Bikini Kill ‘Rebel Girl’)

Right now, like I just said, we’re way too up to the top pf our necks in yeast and getting the show up on the walls right now, no time for blog shaped things today….

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YEASTIE GIRLS’ – a group show of art 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?

We’ve inviting artists to take part, but would love to hear from ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ZINE MAKERS, ART COLLECTIVES etc. who want to get involved; please CONTACT US with your ideas. All ideas are welcomed…….and no, you don’t have to be female, it’s open to everyone

“We’re not anti-boy, we’re pro-girl” (Molly Neuman, Bratmobile)
And the opening night of 21st coincides with this…

On 21 February 2012, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot performed a “punk prayer” in a Moscow church for which they were arrested, detained for several months and eventually sentenced on 17 August 2012 to 2 years imprisonment. With two of the three members remaining imprisoned (Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha“ Alyokhina)

Participating artists: AMANDA BURNS, AGATA CARDOSO, BEATRIZ DIAZ, BEX MASSEYBLANCA HADDAD, BRIGHTSIDE, CARLA PERERA, CONSUELO CELLUZZI, CONSUELO GIORGI, THE CUNTESS, ELLIE GREEN, EMMA BUGGY, EMMA HARVEY, FIONA DENT, FLEUR C. HOWLE, GEMMA DONOVAN, JESS MARSHALL, JONI BELARUSKI, JULIA MADDISON, KELDA STORM, LUCY MACIEIRA, ODETTE FARRELL, SHARON REEVES,  THAT SUGAR BEAT, TINSEL EDWARDS, TRACEY MOBERLY, TWINKLE TROUGHTON and VAL PHOENIX

 

YEASTIE GIRL EAR FOOD…..

Here’s some bands and things from back there, thrown together in a rush while we paint walls and glue things, a whole load  of things thrown together for a bit of yeastie flavour….

TRIBE 8 never compromised….

GRRRL LOVE AND REVOLUTION: RIOT GRRRL NYC
A film by Abby Moser

Throughout 1992 and 1993, sensationalized accounts of the Riot Grrrl phenomenon appeared in publications all over the country, describing a new subculture that had emerged out of the underground punk scene. Despite the intense media interest in Riot Grrrl, little video documentation of this important facet of feminist and pop culture history exists, due in part to a decision by Riot Grrrls to no longer engage with the mainstream media that sensationalized, misrepresented and co-opted them. Filmmaker Abby Moser was granted access to Riot Grrrl NYC, the New York City chapter of this international movement. She interviewed individual members of the group, and documented meetings, rock shows, marches and events. An invaluable historical document, GRRRL LOVE AND REVOLUTION glimpses how the women in Riot Grrrl NYC organized and participated in a movement that revitalized a stagnant alternative rock scene, created safe spaces for women musicians and queer punks, and created a new wave of DIY feminist politics.

For more information about this film, please visit this link

More bands….

VOODOO QUEENS were one of London’s finest back there…    this is from the 1994 UK video zine documentary “Getting Close to Nothing.”

Mambo Taxi were a London based British band that were linked with Riot Grrrl,who formed in 1991 and split up in 1995

and this is where the name came from


It was mostly about doing it yourself…. tape culture, handmade zines, putting on your own gigs, your own art shows…

See you at Cultivate…. come join in…

 

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