Becoming / Collective
Becoming / Collective was an interdisciplinary group that worked together to combat the silence specific to sexual violence through creative feminist actions forged in the crucibles of urgency, disappointment, and violence, and fueled by collaborative connectivity in order to make positive change. Throughout 2018, we created a public engagement platform both in the space of Vox Populi Gallery and on social media with the goal of interpersonal connection and collective action. Becoming / Collective was a project by founding members Christy Davids, E. Maude Haak-Frendscho, and Crossley Simmons, who are poets, social workers, arts organizers, and educators.
WE ARE THE FRUITING BODYMay 4 - June 29, 2018
Opening: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 6 - 10PM
Vox Populi Gallery: 319 N 11th Street, Philadelphia PA
A group exhibition also featuring the work of Levi Bentley, Maddie Hewitt, and Marie Hinson.
For WE ARE THE FRUITING BODY, Becoming / Collective invites response to the question What should an abuser do post-abuse? We invite participants to share their demands and desires, aggregating a collective response in an effort to shape the terms of how abusers address their responsibility and become accountable. We will collect and display contributions throughout the run of the exhibition, and will regularly upload photos to Instagram (@becomingcollective) in order to open the work up for response and continued circulation beyond the space of Vox Populi.