30 January – 24 February, 2007
A project by De Geuzen / a foundation for multi-visual research
From the Virgin Mary, to Marilyn Monroe, to Madonna, a select group of women have been canonized to the status of icon. But what makes a woman an icon? Is it innate beauty, intelligence, noble deeds, sex appeal, eccentricity, unadulterated ambition, or pure public projection? These are just some of the questions the Dutch collective De Geuzen will be exploring in their project ‘Female Icons’, from 30 January till 24 February at Peacock Visual Arts.
Transforming Peacock’s gallery into a temporary lab, there are workshops, DIY goodies, video screenings and online activities. The artists will be working with a variety of people ranging in background from students to pensioners. A dinnerware collection of commemorative plates of favourite female icons, made by various groups of local women during one of the workshops, will be on display from Wednesday 31 January.
For online activities have a look at www.geuzen.org/female_icons
- Saturday 27 January, 6-8pm: Opening night
- Saturday 3 February, 5.30pm:Talk: The Virgin Mary, by Dr Louise Bourdua, lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen
- Thursday 8 february, 6.30pm: Surprise Screening with popcorn, beer and more…
- Friday 16 February, 6.30-8.30pm:”It’s not about the gaze, but it’s the way you look!” Video screening.
- Thursday 22 February. 6.30pm:Talk by Sue John and Adele Patrick of Glasgow Women’s Library.