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Alone, Together: A Workshop On Collaboration

ALONE, TOGETHER: A WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATION

May 4, 2019 from 10 AM to 1 PM

at the #bbatx HQ

This workshop is part of #bossbabesATX’s ongoing discussion-based personal and professional development series. During Spring 2019, all #BBATX workshops will explore themes of synergy. What does professional and personal synergy look like? How do we reject cultures of comparison and approach collaboration? How do we protect our own energy as we navigate opportunities, success and failures? Click here to explore the other workshops on our calendar.

On May 4, 2019 from 10 AM to 1 PM, join us for morning coffee at #BBATX’s headquarters, as we explore the emotional and practical tools necessary to start and sustain a successful collaboration.

In this workshop,#bbatx Founding Executive and Creative Director Jane Hervey, alongside #bbatx Production Lead Natalia Rocafuerte, will discuss their approaches to collaboration as a small team working with 1000s of creatives, business owners and leaders per year. Following a conversation detailing the nonprofit's internal structure, the two will lead a self-reflection exercise, as well as hands-on workshop on establishing schedules of responsibilities for new projects. So, bring pen and paper (or a note-taking device), your own questions as well as a friend you want to work with!


— meet this workshop’s hosts — 

Jane Claire Hervey, #BBATX Founding Executive and Creative Director   Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and creative producer from Rio Hondo, Texas. Currently living and working in Austin, Texas, her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. She is also the founder of    #bossbabesATX    (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and actively works as a creative producer through her own studio,    group work   .

Jane Claire Hervey, #BBATX Founding Executive and Creative Director

Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and creative producer from Rio Hondo, Texas. Currently living and working in Austin, Texas, her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. She is also the founder of #bossbabesATX (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and actively works as a creative producer through her own studio, group work.

p1nkstar    p1nkstar (ur fav electr0nic pop superstar!) is a performance and music artist whose work utilizes queered aesthetics of cuteness and pop music to celebrate trans/genderqueer/femme and Latinx identities and propose alternate hierarchies of power and desire than those prescribed by a hegemonic Western society. p1nkstar is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which, according to the Qmmunity Austin, “create [a] world via music and conceptual shows mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails [...] a realm far removed from this dimension's binaries.” In 2018, p1nkstar and her main collaborator, Y2K, were presented as Austin’s caretakers of queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In addition to her live shows, p1nkstar also performs as a DJ, creating sets which center the music work of underground femme and queer Latinx/POC artists. Eclectic in nature, p1nkstar’s DJ sets commonly move across the genres of club dembow, kawaiiton, rap feminista, techno, house and Latin pop music.

p1nkstar

p1nkstar (ur fav electr0nic pop superstar!) is a performance and music artist whose work utilizes queered aesthetics of cuteness and pop music to celebrate trans/genderqueer/femme and Latinx identities and propose alternate hierarchies of power and desire than those prescribed by a hegemonic Western society. p1nkstar is most widely known through her multimedia live sets which, according to the Qmmunity Austin, “create [a] world via music and conceptual shows mixing saccharine beats with subversive lyrics, tiaras with ball gags, and body hair with hypnotic ponytails [...] a realm far removed from this dimension's binaries.” In 2018, p1nkstar and her main collaborator, Y2K, were presented as Austin’s caretakers of queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In addition to her live shows, p1nkstar also performs as a DJ, creating sets which center the music work of underground femme and queer Latinx/POC artists. Eclectic in nature, p1nkstar’s DJ sets commonly move across the genres of club dembow, kawaiiton, rap feminista, techno, house and Latin pop music.

Natalia Rocafuerte, #BBATX   Projects and Operations Coordinator   Natalia Rocafuerte is a Mexican artist based out of Austin, Tejas. Her work, ranging in practice from audio installations to printmaking, is inquisitive of identity and its environment in a playful manner. She was an exhibiting artist for this year's Young Latinx Artist:23 Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges along with being awarded a performing grant by JOLT Texas for her work dealing with space and boundaries in the Rio Grande Valley. At night Rocafuerte goes by DJ dada and spins records with Chulita Vinyl Club, a woman and non-binary DJ collective. She enjoys reading comic books, being a pisces, listening to records and drinking coffee in the morning.

Natalia Rocafuerte, #BBATX Projects and Operations Coordinator

Natalia Rocafuerte is a Mexican artist based out of Austin, Tejas. Her work, ranging in practice from audio installations to printmaking, is inquisitive of identity and its environment in a playful manner. She was an exhibiting artist for this year's Young Latinx Artist:23 Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges along with being awarded a performing grant by JOLT Texas for her work dealing with space and boundaries in the Rio Grande Valley. At night Rocafuerte goes by DJ dada and spins records with Chulita Vinyl Club, a woman and non-binary DJ collective. She enjoys reading comic books, being a pisces, listening to records and drinking coffee in the morning.

Yung Kwane   “The Y2K Scare was a phenomenon at the turn of the 21st century where computer users and programmers feared that computers would stop working on December 31, 1999. The phenomenon was also referred to as the ‘Millennium Bug’ [...] When the new Millennium neared, computer experts realized that the software would recognize "00" as 1900 instead of the year 2000. This realization posed a risk to many institutions such as banks, insurance companies, hospitals, and government departments that relied on computers to provide accurate time and date.” – Joyce Chepkemoi Y2K is a performance, music and installation artist, whose work moves freely across different realms of theatrical nightlife performance, media production and performance art. Their work explores themes of queer stigma, trauma and sexual liberation. In their multimedia performances, they usually embody a queer version of the Y2K Virus/Millennium Bug who is back with the mission to spread queerness through technology (or in their words, “the desirous virus leading the queer apocalypse,”). With an interest in experiential art, Y2K’s performances frequently include three-dimensional screen-objects, which they map and project onto to create environments that their audience inhabits with them. In their performances, they usually break free physical restraints and move to seduce their audience with their unconventional beauty, in an attempt to spread their virus. Through their work, they have coined the phrase “r u ready 2 y2kiki?!” which they describe as the chant to their queer apocalypse. In addition to their performance practice, Y2K operates under the name Y2K Technologies to curate and produce events amplifying the work of queer artists of colors. Their most notable events include cyb3rqu33n in November 2018 and CYBERBABES in March 2019. In 2018, Y2K and their main collaborator–p1nkstar–were presented as the caretakers of Austin’s queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In the past, Y2K’s work has been exhibited nationally at Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center – Chicago, The Museum of Human Achievement, ATM Gallery and Fusebox Festival. Additionally, performing under p1nkstar, Inc., Y2K has performed for OUTsider Fest, gAyCL Music Festival, Stargayzer Festival and has been billed with Charli XCX, Alok V. Menon, and Dorian Electra among others.

Yung Kwane

“The Y2K Scare was a phenomenon at the turn of the 21st century where computer users and programmers feared that computers would stop working on December 31, 1999. The phenomenon was also referred to as the ‘Millennium Bug’ [...] When the new Millennium neared, computer experts realized that the software would recognize "00" as 1900 instead of the year 2000. This realization posed a risk to many institutions such as banks, insurance companies, hospitals, and government departments that relied on computers to provide accurate time and date.” – Joyce Chepkemoi Y2K is a performance, music and installation artist, whose work moves freely across different realms of theatrical nightlife performance, media production and performance art. Their work explores themes of queer stigma, trauma and sexual liberation. In their multimedia performances, they usually embody a queer version of the Y2K Virus/Millennium Bug who is back with the mission to spread queerness through technology (or in their words, “the desirous virus leading the queer apocalypse,”). With an interest in experiential art, Y2K’s performances frequently include three-dimensional screen-objects, which they map and project onto to create environments that their audience inhabits with them. In their performances, they usually break free physical restraints and move to seduce their audience with their unconventional beauty, in an attempt to spread their virus. Through their work, they have coined the phrase “r u ready 2 y2kiki?!” which they describe as the chant to their queer apocalypse. In addition to their performance practice, Y2K operates under the name Y2K Technologies to curate and produce events amplifying the work of queer artists of colors. Their most notable events include cyb3rqu33n in November 2018 and CYBERBABES in March 2019. In 2018, Y2K and their main collaborator–p1nkstar–were presented as the caretakers of Austin’s queer nightlife by The Austin Chronicle and were the cover of their PRIDE issue. In the past, Y2K’s work has been exhibited nationally at Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center – Chicago, The Museum of Human Achievement, ATM Gallery and Fusebox Festival. Additionally, performing under p1nkstar, Inc., Y2K has performed for OUTsider Fest, gAyCL Music Festival, Stargayzer Festival and has been billed with Charli XCX, Alok V. Menon, and Dorian Electra among others.


— get your tickets —

Tickets are $10 online and at the door. Capacity is limited.
*All proceeds are contributed toward our nonprofit and the event’s production costs. 


— meet the producers —

About #bossbabesATX: We’re a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. We create space to share our crafts, catalyze multi-industry coalitions, promote intersectionality across disciplines, seek guidance and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. Anyone interested in our mission, core values, and initiatives are invited to participate—and learn more about how intersectional gender equality can improve their daily lives. We provide 1500 opportunities to women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers per year. More than 15,000+ community members also annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy. So, whether you apply to participate in one of our programs, attend our workshops, conferences and dialogues, or come out to a festival or market to support the community we’re building, you’re a member of this movement. All babes, all people, are welcome. :) Learn more at bossbabes.org.