Reactions exhibition labels for adults and youths:
The floating silk layer feels like a mask, doesn't it? A softening, distorting film of sorts.
Intentionally unfocused, you need to move your body physically to see each face, each woman distinctly. You want to place yourself in a position where you can even see their shoes clearly.
This is the approach one must take when addressing social inequities, as McCallum Tarry do, reflecting on Ruby Blackburn who championed voter registration. One must work, must focus to make the impact they desire, to clear away the manipulative fog of marginalization and systemic inequality.
The work needs to be done, but none of us are alone.
Let’s move up those steps.
Don't these look like powerful women? When you look up at them, their figures seem larger than life, almost towering over you.
They don’t seem intimidating though, do they? Their expressions are gentle and determined—some are even smiling! They’re walking up those steps, moving forward. They are making the effort towards something good, something better and safer for everyone. Equality for all.
They are fighting inequality and offering to take you with them.
Will you step up?
Labels by Shayna Diamond, 2021