Don’t miss tonight the opening at Gallery Q, of Like, the show curated by Maja Malou Lyse and Arvida Byström, nordic girls at the vanguard of feminism’s new wave. There will be a Skype Session with readings by Grossmary, Anna Crews, Cristine Brache and Ann Hirsch and a Virtual Dj-set by Girls Get Busy. Girls Get Busy has expanded into a 10,000-follower-strong online platform that distributes other zines and supports female-identified artists, musicians and writers.
Christopher O’Leary wrote another article: “How to Hide from Big Brother” featuring performance artist Jillian Mayer, in Like exhibition, who teaches how to use makeup to hide from cameras on a YouTube tutorial. “The goal, the video advises, is to break up symmetry. If the conventions of cosmetics ask for certain regions of facial structure to be highlighted – cheekbones, nose bridges, lashes, lips – cosmetic camouflage necessitates the opposite. Contours must be masked by irregular misshapes”.
Like, u know. The word like is like, seen as something redundant, like the way female coded objects are like, u know, well, the colour pink or u wearing lipstick is seen as something unnecessary, but like, for some people it’s still like pretty enjoyable and it’s not like it’s hurting anyone else really. And then like, the verb ‘to like’ something online is like, you know, when ur getting that ‘like’, you know what ur social value is in a money-driven society.