This art installation represents courageous traits in women who I admire.
To date, I have created the following four identities: POWERFUL, UNDEFINABLE, SOLAR, and FIERCE.
Each one was a personal challenge to fabricate, having to uncover and discover pieces of each bold identity within myself and others. I looked to a variety of women for inspiration, from intimate brave friends to women being publicly acknowledged for setting outstanding examples in technology, cultural affairs, and media. I also drew from my experience of designing a daycare and learning center in a small village in Ethiopia filled with the most caring, dignified women and mothers.
Each of these influences engendered a vision of the universality of women’s strength. I want to visualize that strength.
With support from this kickstarter campaign, I will purchase 8 new mannequins and create a FULL force of women. Each woman portrayed will be singular in her own right, and together they will represent a collective might. For example, as an homage to the women in Ethiopia, I will create the identity DIGNITY, as well as seven more courageous, provocative identities representing women at the most profound.
This "FORCE OF WOMEN" will be a traveling, sonic exhibit to be displayed in large-scale public and work environments. The first force will travel to Miami for Art Basel, followed by Shanghai, with a third exhibit installation to occur in New York City.
The sonic component will feature four related compositions, personifying the "voices" of FIERCE, POWERFUL, UNDEFINABLE, and SOLAR. These sonic compositions have been master-crafted by acclaimed musician Shaun Robinson of the Irish band Oppenheimer in creative collaboration with opera singer Lisa Komara.
The project celebrates women breaking barriers—from female CEO's and cutting-edge women in technology and science to creatives, teachers, mothers, daughters, and sisters. I hope to incite and celebrate the impact the current woman is having on humanity and the evolution of the future woman as she helps to shape global sensitivities.
What your support will fund:
- Purchase of 8 additional mannequins.
- Material costs for crafting the new mannequins.
- Crating/Transit/Delivery/Installation in 3 Global Cities.
- Travel costs to install/uninstall in 3 Global Cities.
- Studio Time dedicated to the fabrication.
- Exhibition literature and signage.
- Stereo Equipment to broadcast the 4 sonic compositions.
Where the original 4 MANNEQUINS have been exhibited in 2012:
TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK: POWERFUL's headshot was broadcast in June 2012 in Times Square in the exhibition ARTISTS TAKES TIMES SQUARE sponsored by Artist Wanted and has been selected to be included in the book ARTISTS TAKES TIMES SQUARE being published.
BOND ST NYC: As a group of 4, POWERFUL, FIERCE, UNDEFINABLE, and SOLAR were shown in an exhibit commissioned by Gotham PR in JUNE 2012 at Relative Space on Bond Street in New York City. Covered in INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine- http://designwire.interiordesign.net/events/9682/pryor-callaway-at-relative-space
Boffo Showhouse 2012: UNDEFINABLE made her debut at the BOFFO SHOW HOUSE in NYC in May 2012 in the FUTURE BEDROOM installation created by Pryor Callaway, which was composed of 4 video projections and multiple lasers.
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