Fri, Dec 06|
The Asylum Art Gallery
Rachel Shakespeare | B R E A S T P L A T E
B R E A S T P L A T E Rachel Shakespeare This conceptual installation entitled Breastplate, asks us to contemplate female power in patriarchal societies and traditions in the sacred feminine.
Time & Location
Dec 06, 2019, 6:00 PM – Dec 22, 2019, 5:00 PM
The Asylum Art Gallery, 21 Chapel Ash, Clifton St, Wolverhampton WV3 0TZ, UK
About the event
Opening 6th December 6pm-9pm Free entry
Then by appointment until 22nd December
Closing ceremony 21st December 6pm-9pm
Women who took part in a breast casting will be gifted by their breastplate in a strengthening celebratory ritual.
B R E A S T P L A T E Rachel Shakespeare
This conceptual installation entitled Breastplate, asks us to contemplate female power in patriarchal societies and traditions in the sacred feminine.
This works celebrates the ancient tradition of goddess based worship, that pre-existed patriarchal religion and is still practiced today. This practice honors and reveres the earths cyclical nature, the power, sexuality, creativity and life force of feminine power. It feels particularly poignant at this time, when humanity seems so disconnected and at odds with the tradition of the goddess.
By creating a safe space to hear women’s stories, Rachel has created armored breastplates us, symbolizing and giving voice to the heroism of women. These warrior women have given powerful testimony and voice to their collective experiences, in their breastplates, in written narrative and in spoken word.
The breastplates are displayed as an empowering collective, together with installations that encapsulate the sacred, creative energies of the sacred feminine.
Together with haunting song and elemental sound, Rachel hopes to create an experience to be remembered.