Here are some videos to watch explaining what 101 Vagina is about.
101 Vagina promo.
This is the main 101 Vagina promo video. I interviewed several participants from the 101 Vagina project and speak myself about what the project is about and why I made it.
Interviews of visitors to 101 Vagina Book Exhibition.
The 101 Vagina Book Exhibition from Sept 25 to Oct 6 2013 at the Colour Factory gallery was part of the Melbourne Fringe arts festival. I interviewed many visitors to the exhibition, capturing their reactions to the work and views around the issues raised.
Dr Berta Davis: Sex Therapist and Clinical Psychologist
Dr Berta Davis speaks about the 101 Vagina book from her perspective of having been a Sex Therapist for 30 years and clinical psychologist for 35 years.
“I think the book is doing something that no other piece of literature has done … to have been able to capture the aesthetics of femininity as well as the personal narrative.”
Dr Hernando Chaves, Professor of Human Sexuality.
Dr Hernando Chaves teaches college level Human Sexuality courses. He writes and lectures extensively on the subject.
“It’s really important for men to get to know what women are thinking and experiencing…”
Rachael: “I felt like it was really well handled, and really caring.”
George: “It kinda made me wish I had a vagina.”
Sabrina: “I had considered labiaplasty”
Masha: “At first I felt a little overwhelmed.”
Ebri: “It was overwhelming in the best way possible.”
Lynda and Diann: “It’s very educational and very interesting!”
Spoken Message #74 of 101
The Comic Box on community TV Channel 31.
The Comic Box show normally focuses on performance, comedy and drama, but during the Melbourne Fringe arts festival, they interview various producers of shows that are part of the festival. I was invited in for a live interview the their ebullient host.
Donating to The Art 2 Healing Project
One of the aims of 101 Vagina had always been to be able to give money to charities working to help survivors of violence and abuse. Turns out I entirely underestimated how much it takes to self-publish, but nevertheless, I pulled together a few hundred dollars to give to Arita’s amazing work. (See her TEDx talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epphOe3OLbc)
Sydney 101 Vagina Book Exhibition and Festival of the Vagina
Footage from the first exhibition in Sydney in June 2013. This also included a one day Festival of the Vagina with various activities, performers and other people’s art.
101 Vagina book binding.
The books are locally printed and bound in Melbourne. I was delighted to get to watch the process from the first offset printing process to the final book binding. There is so much lamentation about manufacturing going overseas, so it was great to support local industry. I could have saved thousands had I chosen to print in Asia.
101 Vagina – Australian Book Launch and Exhibition.
22 March 2013 was the Australian Book Launch and first exhibition of the 101 Vagina project. It was combined with a one day Festival of the Vagina. Unfortunately most footage from the day was lost. This was taken at the end just before pack-down.
Vaginas blowing in the wind.
At the Sydney 101 Vagina exhibition in June 2013.