The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society presents the Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along
Feminist Art Workers Relay Race: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Archive Exxxcavation Work opening reception: Friday, June 29th 2012 at 8 PM
Sunday Boozy Tea n' Chats Series: June 17th at 4 PM, June 24th at 4 PM, July 1st at 10 AM
LIDS in residence at John Snow House continues till July 5, 2012
The New Gallery welcomes the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society to Calgary for an intensive research-creation-presentation project, the Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along.
Join the ladies throughout the month for informal performances, telekinesis practice, archive excavation, and a series of afternoon tea discussions that draw on the politics and herstory of Alberta Artist-Run culture and materials of yore that are housed in the archive.
GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES FEMINIST ART WORKERS RELAY RACE
For years the ladies have had a collaborative mantra about "passing the baton," now they put this metaphor of endurance and team work into action! Lady-powered teams of 3 are invited to join us in a relay race in the neighborhood surrounding the John Snow House and then kick back for an evening amongst archival materials selected by LIDS for display indoors. Can you out-laze LIDS? Register your team in the race at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHIVE EXXXCAVATION WORK EXHIBITION
Using the archives and resource centre of The New Gallery (TNG), housed in the historic John Snow House in Calgary, LIDS continue their meditations on feminist archiving, artistic labour, and mentorship within artist-run culture. As always, tangential narratives, inter-generational artistic collaboration, connections to local historical lineages, and panties will be revealed the public in an exhibition and publication drawn from the archive.
Join us on Sundays for our Afternoon Boozy Tea n' Chats Series:
THE VALUE OF OUR (COLLECTIVE) WORK, SUNDAY JUNE 17, 4 PM
A conversational skill share on resiliency in these challenging times of austerity budgets, privatization of culture, and eroding public funds. We'll look at the work of several other collectives including Temporary Services, CARFAC, Working Artists in the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) and Artivistic. Arts writer and organizer Amy Fung will be in attendance to discuss/perform ethical stewardship.
WHAT DO PANTIES HAVE TO DO WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE?, SUNDAY JUNE 24, 4 PM
LIDS discusses their Panty Raid laundry line, an ongoing community-based collection of women's underwear to donate to local charities. With special guests performance artist Cindy Baker and Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi with his film One Problem, a documentary about a cross-country drive to collect much-needed underwear for homeless shelters.
SOMETHING ABOUT NATIONALISM aka JOYCE WIELAND DAY, SUNDAY JULY 1, 10 AM
Part territorial acknowledgement, part discussion of archival materials that document "national" artist run culture, the LIDS meditate on the meaning of being in residence on occupied lands.
The Ladies' Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS) was founded in 2006 as a closely-knit affiliation of then-unemployed cultural workers, not 'working,' but still bustin' ass within Alberta artist-run culture. LIDS has realized a number of performative n' craft projects in a few galleries, and just around town. LIDS core members have held positions as board and staff of several local and national artist-run organizations, exhibited their own work, published and lectured throughout Canada and the world, but future endeavors include bummin', and nothing too serious. LIDS is: Anthea Black, Nicole Burisch, and Wednesday Lupypciw.
The LIDS Artist-in-Residence project at John Snow House is made possible by The New Gallery (TNG) with support from Calgary 2012.
"Lez Get Lazy" photo credit: Amy Fung
John Snow House
915 – 18 Avenue SW
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The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS)