Blondy Violet @ 3°Funny Burlesque Contest @ Opium (Pordenone) to present “STILL LIFE?” , her innovative photo-project to develop awareness about VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, always more often present in our day life.
The full concept is by Blondy Violet taking inspiration from both some red-shoes pictures to remember killed women on 25th November 2017 (International Day Against Violence on woman!) and some true stories told by some other burlesque performers.
Also, during her participation 2nd Funny Burlesque Contest in 2018, festival producers, Sweet Pepper and Sive Fuxia, asked all the contestants to wear red shoes to spread the message. Their great sensitivity gave a big input to realize her idea.
Pictures are very strong and hit the heart: a still body laid on the floor, covered with white fabric to make the body shapeless, nullified…and the only one COLOR is the RED from her shoes! They are icon of pain, violence, blood but at the same time it’s the color of passion and “REAL” love…but often this is not the condition unfortunately.
Infact the title “STILL Life?” is very meaningful and question mark is important: is this woman still alive? Or…how could her life be now…after being beaten? And “STILL LIFE” is the photographic technique to portray “still” subjects…or better saying OBJECTS.
Fabrizio Fontanelli, the photographer, has been great in transforming the concept in these wonderful and severe images…reaching the result I had in my mind! Since then we’ve started a very productive artistic cooperation which we’ll keep alive and positive as much as possible, thanks to your support too!
So the International Woman Day 2018 these pictures were posted for the very first time and they had success and some people were also “upset” for the very raw true reality representation.
And…last but not least, the greatest news and the biggest satisfaction is the recent partnership with the National no-profit association “LA SCARPETTA ROSSA” that helps and saves hundreds women a year from abuses and violence.
We are all honored for this amazing result, to give an effective support to thousands of volunteers who make big efforts to support victims everyday.
So you could meet them @ Funny Burlesque Contest and donate whatever you can to contribute to make these women’s life better.
If you wanna start now to donate or become a volunteer go here https://scarpettarossa.it/sostienici/
“Funny” times and solidarity can walk together to create positive synergies!
So join us on 2nd February to have fun and do some good!
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