Femicides 2022 – 23

Year: 2024

Medium: Installation of 69 tiles made of plaster and broken china

Dimensions: Variable size, 2m x 2.4m approx

Exhibition: Hysterical: Radical Creativity; with Hysterical Collective, Bermondsey Project Space.

Femicides addresses the gender-based murder of women or girls by men. This wall piece consists of 69 tiles made from broken crockery embedded in plaster, symbolising female deaths in England and Wales resulting from domestic crimes between April 2022 and March 2023. The shattered plates function as an indexical sign, representing the victims of abuse. Each tile showcases distinct broken china with unique designs, symbolising the individuality of the victims. These tiles were created in collaboration with 18 women and girls from diverse backgrounds during my residency at Quiet Down There, an arts organisation in Brighton. The project aims to provide a voice to those who have been silenced.