It’s time to sing the patriarchy into submission
In a defiant rebuke of the ghosts of misogynists past, this inspiring operatic video installation from performer and choreographer Joanna Dudley steals from some of history’s most notoriously sexist speeches and recasts them into a feminist war cry echoing through the ages.
With an army of six young girls and one war mistress set in a series of life-sized video portraits as they perform this stirring original score, We Will Slam You With Our Wings is a show of intergenerational solidarity, strength and power that speaks to the past, the present, and the future.
We have been shown that a new order is paramount. These girls may just help take us there.
Also appearing as part of City Lights.
Artist: Ruth Alice McIlleron, Tabatha Howard, Mpho Takane
Presented by Arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
We Will Slam You With Our Wings would like to give thanks to
Brenda R. Potter
and to our supporting Angels
The William Kentridge Studio, Johannesburg
The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg
The Whitechapel Gallery, London
The title, WE WILL SLAM YOU WITH OUR WINGS is based on Henry Darger’s painting
We Will Slam Them With Our Wings
© 2020 Kiyoko Lerner / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York
"Joanna Dudley’s wonderful seven channel video piece, shows again her immaculate, precise, yet raucous anarchy. "
Creation and Sound Composition Joanna Dudley
Collaborator & Projection Design Catherine Meyburgh
Set and Installation Design Rufus Didwiszus
Costume Design Janosch Mallwitz
Sound Design & Final Mix Adam Howard
Digital Colourist C.A. Van Aswegen
Co-Creators and Performers
Beatrix Juno Dudley
Esmé Olive Mcgrath
Ruth Alice McIlleron
with Joanna Dudley