Feminist Ships is an edition of 50 artist’s books I printed and published thanks to a generous residency grant from the Women’s Studio Workshop. The book is a 9″ square hard bound accordion book. Feminist Ships chronicles seven different ships and boats that relate to women’s history on the sea.
The book is in the collections of:
Yale, The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vassar College, Bucknell University, University of Delaware, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Rochester Institute of Technology, Indiana University (Bloomington), Ohio State University, Bennington College
This is a new series I am working on. There will be five quilts in the series, each corresponding with the five colors from my installation of semaphore flags, Afterwit.
Denis Sullivan – Hosts a program called ‘Sisters Under Sail’ in which an all women crew teaches giles about ships and sailing.
Women on Waves – A program that offers abortions to women in clinics on boats in international waters.
The Feminist Tea Party was invited to the Abrons Arts Center by curatorial fellow Amanda Parmer for a three part series on December 11, 2014; January 8, 2015 and February 26, 2015. Invited speakers speak on the topic of practical feminism, there is a Q&A with the audience, and everyone continues the conversation over home baked treats and tea. Check out The Feminist Tea Party tumblr here.
Amanda Parmer, Megan Piontkowski, Yao Xiao, Tif Robinette, Julia Holmes – art by Ash Ferlito, photo: Maya Yair
Speakers Yao Xiao, Tif Robinette, Julia Holmes answering questions Photo: Maya Yair
the spread photo: Maya Yair
I answer a question. Photo: Maya Yair
the crowd photo: Maya Yair
The Feminist Tea Party, an event I organized, was held at Radiator Gallery in May 2014. The speakers were curator/artist Jeanne Brasile, artist/educator Sreshta Rit Premnath and writer Jessica Machado. Artist Rob Humphrey’s was not able to attend, so he made an smart/funny/touching video especially for the Feminist Tea Party entitled FEM Talk. The event happened in conjunction with the Eyesplice show I organized, Practical Feminism.
Feminist Semaphores is an installation of nautical semaphore flags which spell out responses I wish I had said to men in response to street harassment. There is one flag for every letter of the alphabet.