Monday, April 6, 2009

You Go Girl!

The Women of Pink Bloque

Pink Bloque is a collaboration of women from Chicago who use public space and performance to engage their audience. They encourage people to dance along with them in an effort to illuminate their causes that range from anti-war protests to rape awareness. These women use the print medium, such as flyers and banners, to aid their visual performances. The flyers have informatioin reguarding the issues they are protesting and provide a residual multiple for people to remember them by. They use multiples in this way and in the manner of their performances, as the group is made up of about 20 or more women at any given time. By using sounds, images and language of contemporary popular culture, Pink Bloque attempts to redefine and femminize protest in the 21st century.

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