Curated by YBCA Associate Curator Berin Golonu. Organized by YBCA.
The Way That We Rhyme showcases the politically charged work of a new generation of women. Emphasizing performativity, collaboration and coalition building, the works are influenced by the feminist ideologies and activist movements of the past, while also speaking loudly and clearly to the issues facing women right now. Adhering to the notion that there is strength in numbers, the show culls together work from women of differing backgrounds and disciplines to highlight the common goals of their practices.
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Andrea Bowers, Nao Bustamante, Tammy Rae Carland, Vaginal Davis, Eve Fowler with Math Bass, Deborah Grant, MK Guth, Taraneh Hemami, Miranda July and Shauna McGarry, LTTR, Leslie Labowitz and Suzanne Lacy, Aleksandra Mir, Laurel Nakadate, Shinique Smith, subRosa, SWOON and Tennessee Jane Watson, The Counterfeit Crochet Project organized by Stephanie Syjuco, The Toxic Titties, Jessica Tully, and RiotGrrl zines from the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland.
As Shauna McGarry recalls: “My favorite memory is erecting the retrospective of the project at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. It was so rewarding to get to share the films and ephemera anew with a different generation and a larger group of art lovers. I also will never forget watching sooo many hours of lady-made cinema in my dark little cave of a studio by myself and wishing so much I could time travel and be there when each film was made and meet the filmmakers responsible for so much inventiveness. I also cherish getting to discuss the history and intent of the project with Miranda while we were preparing the exhibit and making the documentary. She wanted so much for this project and for the women involved and for her own artistic journey.”
This video was created by Shauna McGarry for “The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art, and Politics” at Yerba Buena Center for The Arts. It features interviews with Miranda July, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Annie Maribona and Julia Bryan-Wilson. All clips taken from J4J tapes produced from 1995-2007.