Nothing Should Stand In Your Way
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. Click here to visit Simon & Tom Bloor’s website
LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.