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Feminism Fights Patriarchal Power Opening

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Opening: Friday September 8th from 4-8pm
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Closing: Friday September 29th from 4-8pm
Open Hours 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays, September 8th - 29th
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Public Events
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Saturday September 9th
6pm Workshop: Semiotic Square: Gendered Terms and its Contradictions
with Christopher Kojzar
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7pm Lecture: Lynn Cazabon
Hyperobjects of War
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Saturday September 23rd
5pm Performance: WOMBWORK PRODUCTION INC.
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Feminism Fights Patriarchal Power is a performative installation that plays on the bureaucratic systems of patriarchy. This collaborative installation hopes to engender deeper thoughts on how we all participate in a patriarchal society. The exhibition space will function as an educational and developmental recruitment system using matriarchal-inspired bureaucracy. Patriarchy has no gender. Many women and men alike consciously and unconsciously participate in a patriarchal system that benefits them personally. Even when patriarchy is not beneficial, most think that the systems are unchangeable, lacking an imaginative power to perceive a just and fair distribution of power. A culture of patriarchy is made, so it can be unmade and reconstructed. Nothing is ever concrete because even concrete crumbles. We can build a better system because in the unwritten history which we were not taught, it did and does exist: a system of shared power.  

Participants are encouraged to take action through an application process to create thoughts on what it means to live by Feminist Morals in opposition to Military Morals, the poster boy of patriarchy, which seems to intertwine as more women gain “equal” rights in a militaristic patriarchal society. Patriarchy sustains its dominance by bureaucratic violence and militarized force implemented through hierarchical structure of command. FFPP plays on this structures of power through Matriarchal forms that will be officialized by the Feminist Standard Bureau. The final stage of the exhibition entails filling out the Feminist Service for Genuine Security (FSGS) Forms to join the Feminist Task Force XX, a self-selective service system that is archived at http://www.feministmorals.tk

Through artistic research, project Feminism Fights Patriarchal Power and Feminism Fights Military Morals aims to creatively induce thoughts on feminism as a human issue with nonexclusive love and hope for the future whilst exposing military indoctrination and it’s subtle immersion in our daily civilian lives.  Show Opens September 8th 2017 at Spacecamp Gallery, Baltimore