Pillow Talk - femicide protestDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 13/11/2021. London, UK. Artist Alice Brookes display ‘Pillow Talk’, an art installation to honour and protest the murder of 118 women by men so far this year in the UK in front of Downing Street. The 90 meter artwork features 118 pillow cases each hand sewn with the name of a murdered woman. The pillowcases were hand held, by 70 volunteers in a bid to press the government to do more to tackle femicide.
Alice Brookes, who designed the artwork, explained: ‘I chose to use pillows as they represent a safe, peaceful space at home to rest your head, yet the tragic irony is that home is the most dangerous place for women. The violence behind closed doors highlights the continued power imbalance between men and women within the home. ‘Pillow Talk’ aims to create a temporary place where these murdered women are all remembered, and their names celebrated peacefully.
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