Reader Boards, ongoing series:
Reader Board, 2017, lightbox, H677 x W2025 x D180mm. Rotated on a daily basis, displaying the slogans: PROTECT TRANS YOUTH, RESPECT PRONOUNS, and END GENDER NORMS.
Reader Board II, 2018, lightbox, H750 x W750 x D180mm. Displaying the slogan: WE ARE NOT A BURDEN.
Reader Board III, 2018, lightbox, H750 x W750 x D180mm. Displaying the slogan: RESPECT GENDER FLUIDITY
Reader Board IV, 2018, lightbox, H750 x W750 x D180mm. Displaying the slogan: DON'T OUT US
This ongoing series of text based works utilise an easily recognisable form of advertising, which was originally designed to quickly communicate information at a glance. With each new reader board the artist is protesting against out-dated social norms, transphobic attitudes, heteronormativity and cisnormativity, summarising the wider problems affecting the transgender community and presenting very simple solutions in their place. It is hoped, through this small act of protest that people consider the importance of each slogan and attempt to, in any way possible, act out what is being asked of them.