Call for artists for performance art piece: No More Miss America!
Deadline: 15 May 2016
Application fee: none
Wanted: Women of all ages, comfortable in their bodies, to take part in a late-night performance piece during the Brighton Fringe, 28 May. The piece is inspired by the epic protests at the 1968 Miss America contest which brought international attention to the “Women’s Liberation Movement”. Comparing the pageant to a meat market, the organisers did a self-critique of their action and declared it could have been more pro-women: “We’re not anti-beauty, just anti beauty contest.” We take this a step further. We are not anti-body, just against the idea of our bodies being on display for the male gaze. Our performance will reclaim the power of our bodies for ourselves.
Performers will follow a simple 45 minute choreography (lots of marching and chanting) wearing a two-piece black swimming costume (or bra and pants combination) and a wrestling mask. Participants must bring their own costumes. (Masks available online for £5.) Sorry, we don’t have any funding to reimburse expenses.
If you’re interested email by 15 May. Tell us a bit about yourself, provide your website address and/or attach your CV if you have these.