WALK UNAFRAID CHELSEA

Physical, sexual and emotional abuse are difficult topics to talk about, and up until recently, a cultural taboo to address publicly. In 2001 we began breaking the silence on these topics through a variety of initiatives, including the Collaborative Scroll and the series of Walk Unafraid public interventions that incorporate the words of abuse survivors,…

HEART HEALING RITUAL

Two dear friends of mine, but total strangers to each other, were asked to pose in this position so that I could photograph them for a drawing I needed to do. The life-changing exchange inspired a new series of performance rituals that I have brought into the public realm, creating astonishing and memorable experiences. To…

What Makes You See Red?

Is it Love? Hate? Passion? Pain? From Orgasmic Joy to Primordial Angst, the personal is political and your voice matters. Seeing Red? Let’s make that visible. Creating words and images on paper with red paint, red markers, red pastels and red pencils liberates that which has been denied expression for whatever reason. Fear? Shame? Shyness?…

The Collaborative Scroll

The Collaborative Scroll is a growing document; a witness to memories gathered in city after city, of truths too horrible to speak of, and of secrets held for decades. Quietly, solemnly, anonymously, the Scroll holds vigil to the children, teens and adults whose lives have been derailed by the violent acts of physical, sexual and…

WE BELIEVE YOU

Started as a Facebook community page to offer moral support for the young women who testified as victims against a former elementary school counselor on a number of sexual assault charges, but were let down by the legal system when the counselor was acquitted. It was a devastating blow to the young women who had…

From Isolation to Community

The Online Collaborative Scroll is an outgrowth from the physical scroll that has toured from city to city collecting words and images from hundreds of participants. In order to share the entries from the original scroll, we have transcribed the entries here so they can be read, felt and responded to by people all over…

No More Sexual Violence Rally in Great Barrington

Join us on Thursday, April 17 in front of Town Hall in Great Barrington where we will be rallying with signs to raise awareness about sexual assault and rape. Last year Elizabeth Freeman Center provided services for 233 individuals in the Berkshire County area who had been sexually assaulted or raped. On Thursday, April 17, we will…

We Believe You

  There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of people here in the Berkshires who were shocked and outraged that the jury acquitted former school counselor, Scott Muir on all 19 counts of child sexual abuse on January 28th – even after five young women came forward to testify about their experiences with him when they were but little…

Candlelight Vigil – You Are Not Alone

Please Join Us To Honor the Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault this Sunday at 7pm at the Mason Library. Show your support for these courageous young women who shared their traumatic stories in court and were let down by the justice system in the Scott Muir case last week.    Find out more on our…

Make a scene!

Stop the silent epidemic of abuse! YOU can make a difference. Speak out – Break the silence – Give voice to the voiceless – End abuse! WALK UNAFRAID is an interactive public art project that brings awareness to sexual assault and dating violence. Your group can easily create this powerful crime scene installation that is…

WALK UNAFRAID #1

Walk Unafraid is a powerful public art installation that Gabrielle Senza first exhibited in 2003. We offer a collaborative public art program for schools, community groups and social service agencies around the country, working together to raise awareness and empower victims of abuse. Having developed a reputation as a creative activist for social and environmental…

Gratitude.

There are so many people who have been instrumental in helping launch Walk Unafraid Worldwide. While we are still raising funds for production costs, I want to take the time to thank many of the people who have helped move the project along: Tom Lagasse, Wendy Frasier, Abbie von Schlegell, Nicole Garzino, Barbara Bonner, Nan…

A Yoni Valentine for Eve

I brought along one of my Yoni Valentines to give to Eve and had the opportunity to present it to her when we were setting up in the Activist Lounge on Thursday. It’s a wire, steel and encaustic sculpture from the Yoni Valentine Series started in 2005.

Seeing Red: Voices of the Gulf South

WANTED! People of the Gulf South affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: We want to know WHAT MAKES YOU SEE RED? From orgasmic joy to primordial angst – the City of New Orleans, as with Life itself, encompasses the extremes of human experience. Launched during the V-Day SUPERLOVE V TO THE TENTH Celebration in April…

Transcendental Moments to Ecstasy

Thursday May 8th: Transcendental Moments to Ecstasy marc zegans + gabrielle senza + the ecstatic ensemble book signing + reading + performance May 8th. 8:00 pm. Issue Project Room in Brooklyn presents Marc Zegans and Gabrielle Senza reading from Pillow Talk, their newly released book of erotic haiku and gestural drawings, sculpting and shaping the…

Seeing Red in New Orleans

(({ V10 REPORT: MY LETTER OF GRATITUDE TO THE V-DAY TEAM })) Dear Jen, Eve, Shael & Cecile – Thank you – thank you – thank you!!! V TO THE TENTH was amazing. Thank you for inviting Red Collaborative to participate in transforming the Superdome into SUPERLOVE. It was an honor to be a part…

Miracle Through Craigslist

  “Artist-Activist coming to NOLA for V-Day. . . Need a place to stay!” Since we were still a little short on funds for the trip, even youth-hostel lodgings were out of the question.  I checked in with anybody and everybody that I knew who had connections in New Orleans to try to find a…

We’re Headed to New Orleans!

In less than a week, my friend and former studio intern, Gabrielle Meyerowitz and I will be headed south, to join up with activists and celeberties from around the world to celebrate Eve Ensler and the 10th Anniversary of The Vagina Monologues!

Way to Go, Team!

When I first mentioned Red Collaborative was heading to New Orleans to my friend, Derek Gentile (journalist for the Berkshire Eagle) he insisted that I talk to our State Representative, William “Smitty” Pignatelli right off the bat.  Smitty, like Derek, shares a passion for baseball and doing the right thing.   Derek accompanied Smitty and a…

Walk Unafraid Pittsfield

Walk Unafraid Pittsfield City Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts Red Collaborative Presents Public Art Installation Artist-activist and Red Collaborative Founder, Gabrielle Senza, together with 12 workshop participants installed the Walk Unafraid Pittsfield public art project on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at City Hall in Pittsfield Massachusetts. “I feel it was a very successful workshop,” Senza states, “because…

WAMC Interview with Gabrielle Senza

WAMC’s Carrie Saldo Interviews Artist-Activist Gabrielle Senza: Art Installation Designed to Raise Awareness, Artist Says. Carrie Saldo PITTSFIELD, MA (2006-03-21) An art installation designed to help educate the public about abuse and violence has been moved to a park near City Hall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A more prominent location in the middle of the city…

Free Art Workshops

Sunday afternoon: Red Ribbon Week Free Art Workshops Red Collaborative, in partnership with the City of Pittsfield, hosts a free event to kick off the City’s Red Ribbon Awareness Week. The Red Ribbon Awareness Week Fun Day will feature Free Art Making Activities for All Ages including: The “Seeing Red” Project, where participants can create…