Suffragist, an excerpt.

Suffragist, 2015

Single channel HD video (6min), prepared robotic furniture, woven tapestry, tufted wall hangings, slip-cast ceramics, dyed doillies. First shown at Interlude Gallery, July 2015. Abridged version shown at Casula Powerhouse January 2014.

 

A hundred years ago, British Suffragettes engaged in pitched battle to gain the vote. We have largely forgotten the white-hot, personal, radical fury that propelled their insurrection. What must it have meant, to outrun their own inner resistance, as they transformed themselves from  well-respected members of society into bomb-throwing, police-flipping revolutionaries? What is the phenomenology of radicalisation?

 

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Suffragist, at Interlude Gallery, July 2015

SUFFRAGIST (video), DOMESTIC INSURRECTION

SUFFRAGIST (video), DOMESTIC INSURRECTION (detail)

DOMESTIC INSURRECTION (detail)

EVEN OUR COMFORTS WILL TURN AGAINST US

EVEN OUR COMFORTS WILL TURN AGAINST US (detail)

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EVEN OUR COMFORTS WILL TURN AGAINST US, THEY ADVANCE LIKE A BRISTLING MOULD O WAIT GOD HELP US THEY ARE IN OUR HOUSES

THEY ADVANCE LIKE A BRISTLING MOULD O WAIT GOD HELP US THEY ARE IN OUR HOUSES

THEY ADVANCE LIKE A BRISTLING MOULD O WAIT GOD HELP US THEY ARE IN OUR HOUSES

THEY ADVANCE LIKE A BRISTLING MOULD O WAIT GOD HELP US THEY ARE IN OUR HOUSES

THEY SHOULD BE DEAD BUT THEY JUST KEEP COMING

DEEDS NOT WORDS