To(get)her Closing Performance
Please come to the closing reception and live performance of To(get)her! The installation will be open to the public Tuesday, January 19- Friday, January 22. The live performance and reception will take place from 6-8 PM on the 22nd of January.
"To(get)her" is a collaborative live performance and installation in which approximately 25 women from a variety of backgrounds will be destroying wax guns with domestic tools. These guns act as a metaphor for the violence that happens to many women on a daily basis. One in four women will encounter domestic violence, and one in six women will be raped in their lifetimes in the United States.
Not only are many of our bodies attacked mentally, physically and sexually, but also the government stakes claim on our bodies. With 138 representatives voting against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and many of those same representatives also voting against stricter gun regulations it is apparent that these politicians see do not see it problematic that women's bodies are targets.
When women come together, their connections are empowering, fierce, sometimes gentle, and always meaningful. As women, we may be targeted, but when we are together, and our voices are loud -- and in unison, we are strong. #YNotVAWA