Open call Lara Schnitger: The Hague as Suffragette City

We are looking for volunteers for a feminist performance by artist Lara Schnitger
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Saturday 23 October 2021, 15-17 hrs
Start: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Finish: Plein, The Hague

We cordially invite you to join us on Saturday 23 October to make a powerful statement about solidarity and female empowerment heard in The Hague. On that day, under the title Suffragette City, a procession will take place starting at Stroom Den Haag on the Hogewal and heading towards the city center. We finish near the new sculpture This princess saves herself by Dutch artist Lara Schnitger. The procession is a cry for equality and safety; both playful and political. Anyone who wants to make their voice heard about the ongoing struggle for women's rights is welcome!

About the procession
Suffragette City is an event in the tradition of street performance and protest marches. Previously initiated by Lara Schnitger in New York, Basel, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Paris, Berlin and Sydney. And now in The Hague. Part of the procession are quilts and slut sticks; works of art worn by participants in clothing inspired the American suffragettes of the early 20th century.

About the sculpture
The new bronze sculpture This princess saves herself is the latest addition to The Sculpture Gallery, the unique outdoor display of sculptures by leading artists in the city center. Like much of Schnitger's work the sculpture is both humorous and politically charged. "... Princesses in fairy tales are always saved by a prince. This Princess takes care of herself! She doesn't need a man. It's time we changed those old-fashioned fairy tales!!!," the artist said, of course also referring to the Dutch princesses.

About Lara
Lara Schnitger (1969) lives and works in Los Angeles, but was educated at The Royal Academy of Art The Hague and De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Her work is characterized by an inventive use of textiles - materials traditionally associated with women - to give expression to the female voice.

Looking for volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to participate in this approximately one-hour long procession (start around 15:45) and who have the ability to carry a weight of approximately 2 to 5 kg (the objects to be carried vary in size and weight). The ‘slut sticks' require women to carry them; the quilts are available for anyone to carry. We will provide wardrobe for all participants, though they should wear comfortable shoes. And please allow for cold and/or bad weather.

If you have time on Saturday afternoon 23 October from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs, and if you agree with Lara's message, sign up now by sending an email to: