Simon & Tom Bloor

Nothing Should Stand In Your Way
Museum Park
This large-scale text work takes a quote from a ritualistic scene acted out by protesters during the ‘Rebecca Riots’ of 1839-1844, where farmers in southwest Wales protested against new road tolls imposed by the 1835 Highway Act. Disguised in women’s clothing farmers destroyed the tollgates and became known as ‘Rebecca’s Daughters’ or the ‘Rebeccas’.
Through a change in context and representation, Simon & Tom Bloor give the quote new meaning and vigour, making it stand somewhere between a slogan and an inspirational call to action. With global political uncertainty the rejuvenation of this prophetic statement is delivered as an astute comment on our times.