Performing Rogue: Open Studios Relaunch, Openshaw, 5 October 2018. Northern Art Carbooty, Plant Noma, Manchester, 30 August 2018
This work was commissioned by Northern Art Carbooty, and since retitled Unknown Monument, that takes inspiration from the excessive representation of the male in public sculptures. In questioning the whole notion of who, why and when people get recognised by way of a monument I present a new way of considering this by making visible working, artist, mothers and their unseen contribution to society. My peculiar visual representation of a monument looks at odds with traditional grand public monuments in its asymmetric, playful yet serious aesthetic. The accompanying soundtrack is taken from feminist popular music culture from the 1970s– 80s that have influenced my identity. For the first time I have started to incorporate sign language into my performance, specifically for ‘monument diversity’.