subRosa's project for “The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art and Politics.” Participants were invited to write shout-outs to inspirational figures, and decorate paper “Cones of Respect” that were then pinned on a ‘pier post,’ or communications tower. subRosa borrowed from the aesthetic forms and utopian philosophy of “Art Into Life” of the Russian Constructivists, and the “Wall of Respect” painted by African American activists in 1967, in order to initiate discussions of possible feminist joy and solidarity. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2008.
subRosa's project for "The Way That We Rhyme." A poetic, performative installation, commissioned for an intergenerational feminist exhibition. Performers rode on two ‘rafts’ made from discarded tires, painted canvas, and reclaimed billboard materials, and invited viewers aboard. The project demonstrated “the way that we work” in solidarity with each other and with other women, and invokes different social movements and philosophies that influence each of us. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2008.