On the evening of the Monday that we bumped the 101 Vagina Exhibition in to the 107 Projects gallery we headed over to the nearby 2SER studios on Broadway in Sydney.
In their own words: “Double X is an irreverent feminist program that explores everything from pop culture to politics from a female perspective. Break outside the mainstream mold and listen to female voices talk about issues that concern all women.”
I enjoy interviews and it was great to meet and discuss the issues with the show’s passionate hosts.
About the program they wrote:
“In anticipation for Saturday’s Festival of the Vagina, we spoke with photographer Phillip Werner about vaginas and how he went about recruiting women for his project 101 Vagina.
101 Vagina is a new coffee table book with photographs of 101 women’s vaginas accompanied by the women’s stories. Brigitte Garozzo, from the Polyamory Action Lobby joins us for this interesting chat about the politics of what is a vagina.”
Please follow the below link or listen to the podcast here.
See original article here:
Media Release: 6 June 2013
101 Vagina Exhibition comes to Sydney
On 29 June 2013, Sydney will host Australia’s second Festival of the Vagina. The first was held in Melbourne in March as part of the 101 Vagina Book Launch and Exhibition, and attracted around 1000 visitors.
Philip Werner, the curator of the Festival of the Vagina and creator of the 101 Vagina project, will be bringing together Sydney’s diverse artists, educators, performers, and musicians, with the common purpose of removing the taboo and shame that many people still feel around their genitalia. He has also begun work on the 101 Penis project.
The award winning artist collective, 107 Projects, will play host to this unique event in Sydney in it’s spacious gallery at 107 Redfern Street, Redfern.
One of the highlights of the Festival of the Vagina will be the 101 Vagina Exhibition, in near life-size format.
101 Vagina is a coffee-table book comprising 101 beautiful black and white photos of vaginas (front on, standing pose) accompanied by a message by each woman from or about her vagina to the world. The aim of the book is to break down the taboo around the vagina and body image shame generally, as well as celebrating diversity and the sharing of story.
The book took over two years to complete and a successful crowdfunding campaign funded the first print run. Now published by Taboo Books, 101 Vagina is available for sale online at the 101 Vagina website and selected bookshops.
Festival of the Vagina:
Saturday 29 June, 2013
12 – 5pm.
101 Vagina Exhibition: (Book available online)
Thu 27 – Sun 30 June, 2013
12 – 5pm
107 Projects: 107 Redfern St. Redfern
101 Vagina is featured in this week’s The Body Sphere program presented by Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National.
The program goes to air today, Sunday 14 April 2013 at 5pm and the full show is available for download as an mp3 podcast here.
Besides the interview with myself and one of the participants, Rubydale, the program includes a review of the book “God’s Doodle” by Tom Hickman and an audio recording of a man undergoing a vasectomy as it is being performed.
The 101 Vagina interview starts at 18m:03s into the show. Below I have included just the 101 Vagina part.
101 Vagina and Festival of the Vagina in The Age today Thursday 14 March 2013.
Read all about it here:
This article appeared in the French media and resulted in a sharp spike in traffic to 101Vagina.com which is mentioned right at the end of the article.
I love website analytics ! Were it not for analytics I would never have even knows about this article.
Click on the image below to see larger, readable image.