Friday, February 06, 2015

HeRSToRy 043 Helène Aylon

    Helène Aylon is a visual, conceptual, installation performance artist and eco-feminist who brought her Pillowcase Project to Seneca, July 1983. She participated in several actions at the Seneca Army Depot through the fall of that year and the pillowcases written and painted on by women at Seneca have been included in various art installations she has constructed over the years. She will be honored with a Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, February 2016.

CLIP 1: Why pillowcases?
CLIP 2: It's just dropping
Interview: Helène Aylon
Date: March 22, 2008
Location: New York City, NY
Present: Estelle Coleman, hershe Michele Kramer & Alice O'Malley

Women's Video Collective. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.
Helène speaking about the Pillowcase Project in an interview outside the pavillion at the Seneca women's peace camp in mid-July, 1983.

  Helène being interviewed in front of some of the pillowcases displayed along the fence at the Seneca Army Depot, August 1983. Photo by Nancy Clover.
  Helène's autobiography, published in 2012.

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