We’d like to invite you to Expectations: A Feminist Video Screening on Saturday, February 11th, from 6 – 9pm at Lillstreet Loft. Please join us at 6pm for a pre-screening cocktail hour featuring tarot card readings by Calley Nelson, baked goods by Emilie Schwerin, and drinks provided by Half Acre Brewery. The screening will begin promptly at 7pm with a performance by Bea Cordelia. Entry is a suggested donation of $10 at the door with all proceeds going to Chicago Women’s Health Center. This event is curated by Jeanne Donegan and marks the birth of ENGAGED, The Overlook’s quarterly art event series to stay politically and actively engaged.
6 – 7 pm Cocktail Hour
7 pm – Performance by Bea Cordelia
7:15 pm – Video Screening
8 – 9pm – Meet the artists
Expectations: A Feminist Video Screening
The artists featured in Expectations transgress the conventional expectations of femininity, as well as the ways in which they are expected to be desirable to others. Through commentary on standards of beauty, body, race, and sexuality, these works provide a fluidity between what we refer to as appropriate and inappropriate displays of femininity. The videos utilize abjection, stereotypes, and appropriation to embrace an individual representation of gender that breaks the confines of our normative roles.
Hanna M. Owens