Lionheart & Lightsout
Bedwyr Williams commemorates a digital-age story of the city reminiscent of a contemporary ‘Canterbury Tale’: that of the legendary ‘Lionheart and Lightsout’, a pair of cage-fighters dressed in drag for a night out, who stood their ground in the face of adversity and abuse.
Originally captured on CCTV, the duo’s actions became an Internet hit with many thousands of people viewing the short film clip. However, as Williams sees our lives being awash with digital information and this tale may soon be forgotten, he ensures them a worthy tribute by casting the duos’ high heel footprints into brass and setting them into the pavement where the incident occurred, creating a lasting symbol against harassment and persecution.
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