Suffragettes

K.Road Auckland NZ — 2016

Located at a cross-road in a red light district, seven slim black glass I-figures bend around a corner in the window space, creating a multi-layered spatial field. An abstract rendering of C19th activists who won the vote for women and the right to be legally defined as ‘persons’, the pronouns encapsulate a central tenet of human rights: the personal is political. Cut and toughened, the I-texts punctuate white space, a row of exclamation marks; a black picket fence. Androgynous, the figures conflate male/female identity into a collective that hangs as a group, inclusive of every-one. Both organised and aligned, Suffragettes occupy the street front in present tense.