Sloughing

 

FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 8, 2017

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Sloughing is part of 100 Days of Action, a group of artists and activists who want to offer a counter-narrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. 100 Days Action is a forum for resistance, an artistic coming together, and an exercise in endurance.  

Sloughing begins in the San Francisco Bay Area and will take place over 28 days from  February 9 to March 8, 2017.   Following the performance score, each participant commits to free-bleeding for up to three hours in a public space.   Thus, this work makes visible the often invisible or hidden and in doing so stands up for reproductive rights, universal healthcare, and all bodies detained, shamed, and contained by the agenda of the Trump administration. 

To make this happen, the performance is designed so that one body alone cannot achieve the action.  Instead, acting as a collective body ensures our ability to resist over time.   You can participate by sloughing,*  witnessing and supporting, or documenting the action. If you are interested in taking on any of these roles, email nastysloughers@gmail.com and one of the Sloughing organizers will contact you.  

Sloughing insists on sloughing as  an act of resistance. We EMPOWER ourselves by free-bleeding. We RESIST the notion that our bodies will be contained, silenced, or absorbed. We CELEBRATE our collective nastiness. Sloughing sends a message to Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and all members of their oppressive administration  that if they try to contain our bodies, then they can see how nasty women can get.

*All Nasty Women, Menstruating Gentlemen, Non-binary Bleeders, and Menopausal (Madams & Gents) are welcome to participate.  

**You will have the option to remain an anonymous participant.

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Sloughing Performer Thao P. Nguyen, Artist Raegan Truax, Art Historian Lexi Johnson

Sloughing Image Gallery

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Day 1, Lexi Johnson, Franconia Performance Salon

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Day 1, Lexi Johnson, Kate Moore, Raegan Truax, Franconia Performance Salon, San Francisco

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Day 2, Raegan Truax, Lexi Johnson, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 3, Raegan Truax, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 3, Raegan Truax, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 4, Raegan Truax, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 5, Thao P. Nguyen, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 5, Thao P. Nguyen, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 5, Thao P. Nguyen, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland

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Day 6, Madelaine Bixler and Patti Hamilton, Lake Lagunita, Stanford

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Day 7, Ana, Outdoor Education Center, Livermore

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Day 9, Jessi Piggott, Memorial Auditorium Lobby, Stanford

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Day 10, Jessi Piggott, Memorial Auditorium Lobby, Stanford

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Day 11, Jessi Piggott, Escondido Village, Stanford

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Day 11, Jessi Piggott, Escondido Village, Stanford

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Day 12, Brittany Smith, 8th Street Gallery, San Francisco

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Day 12, Brittany Smith, 8th Street Gallery, San Francisco

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Day 12, Brittany Smith, 8th Street Gallery, San Francisco

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Day 14, Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Cactus Garden, Stanford

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Day 14, Yinsi Lerman-Tan, Cactus Garden, Stanford

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Day 14, Yinshi Lerman-Tan, Cactus Garden, Stanford

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Day 15, Sandra Mukasa, Oakland

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Day 15, Sandra Mukasa, Oakland

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Day 15, Sandra Mukasa, Oakland

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Day 16, Sandra Mukasa, Mairead Maith, Karina Gutierrez, Elizabeth Cooper, Oakland

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Day 16, Sandra Mukasa, Karina Gutierrez, Elizabeth Cooper, Oakland

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Day 16, Sandra Musaka, Mairead Maith, Karina Gutierrez, Elizabeth Cooper, Oakland

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Day 17, Claire Siepser, Lake Merritt, Oakland

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Day 17, Claire Siepser, Lake Merritt, Oakland

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Day 17, Claire Siepser, Lake Merritt, Oakland

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Day 18, Undocumented Genderqueer Activist, Robley Studio

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Day 20, Crystal Allard, Tacoma, WA

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Day 21, BZ and Carly Terreson, The Women’s Building, San Francisco

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Day 21, Carly Terreson and BZ, The Women’s Building, San Francisco

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Day 21, BZ, The Women’s Building, San Francisco

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Day 22, Carly Terreson and Eve Minax, Baker’s Dozen, San Francisco

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Day 23, Raegan Truax, Home of Saraleah Fordyce, Burlingame

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Day 23, Raegan Truax, Home of Saraleah Fordyce, Burlingame

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Day 24, Raegan Truax, Studio 6, Stanford