100 Years/ 100 Voices (2018)
EASTBURY MANOR HOUSE
100 hand drawn and laser cut black Perspex ‘microphones’ were installed equally in the four trees in the courtyard of the National Trust and Grade I listed property Eastbury Manor. The installation in the gardens, launched on International Women’s Day celebrates and commemorates the fight for equality of the genders, with each microphone representing one year in the century since the beginning of women’s suffrage in UK Law. The idea originally came from a tour of the Houses of Parliament and sketching the 100s of microphones which hang from the ceiling in the House of Commons, to broadcast the UK’s MP’s speeches and debates. Here they represent the voice of women - and of those who still need to be heard. The microphones have been rehung in different configurations in different public sites in London throughout 2018.