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GODDESSPHERE is an experiential fourth wave feminist art installation and collaboration between Californian artists Marina Fini and Emily Meehan. Both ladies have combined their aesthetic forces to create a site specific, extraordinary display of femininity, neon, plexiglass, paint, fashion and photography for Miami Art Basel 2016. Goddessphere is an immersive and conceptual sequel to Marina's collaborative show last year during Art Basel, Motelscape. The two will be curating work from female /femme indentifying /queer artists from all over the world. Showcasing female drag performers, performance artists and diverse strippers; we are creating a platform to highlight the authenticity in the underground community.
Fini, Plexiglass jewelry and installation designer from LA, will be showcasing her plastic, holographic majesty alongside Meehan’s paintings and newest fashion collection, Paradise Infinity; a series of Santa Cruz surf-inspired fluorescent spandex wares aka RADioActiveDaywear. The experience will also include performances by pole dancers//strippers on an LED platform stage, and rare gas-station food hors d'ourves.
GODDESSPHERE would operate under traditional strip clubs nightly hours, open from 10pm-5am specifically on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.
With this project we are aiming to create an accessible, inclusive space that allows the viewer to both appreciate as well as be a part of the artwork. It is meant to contrast the fallacy that art world emulates on yearly basis of hosting "VIP only" vapid art fairs while
“re-appropriating” a type of space (strip club//night club//”gentleman’s club) originally created by males for males to be now adjusted and allow for a new array of personalities, body types and representation.
Stage rental: $1000
LED Poles: $1000
Plexi Material (sculptures): $1000
Neon Signage: $1000
Travel with Artworks: $1800 (gas: roughly $850 + food)
Fabric + Hanging Materials + Rope + Carpet + models: $600
WE'RE DOING THIS SO SOON! ITS COMING TOGETHER IN A MATTER OF WEEKS AND WE COULD SEEERIOUSLY USE YOUR HELP!
To quote Hillary Clinton, "Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world."
Fini and I feel strongly that the Goddesphere project is tapping that very reservoir and we want to make this fantasy a reality to represent T
EAM FEMALE! In both the art worlds and in light of the results of the 2016 election.
Your contributions will earn you endless gratitude and a free lookbook of Meehan's Paradise Infinity collection!!
To see more of Marina & Meehan's latest works, see the websites below!