index: Reform I
Reform is a feminist take on data visualisation, resistance to power through design principles and dance as emancipatory practice. The umbrellas used in the choreography are depicting statistics on the Gender Pension Gap as abstract patterns. They are activated in public space with movements based on Bartitsu. This self-defence technique with the umbrella had been developed between 1898-1902 in the UK by Edward Barton-Wright and was practiced even by A.C. Doyle´s Sherlock Holmes.
Relating to mass production as a means of political impact, for Reform I (Corner College, Zurich) prototypes for umbrellas were developed, These were shown along a set of educational material on how to activate the umbrellas.
REFORM I (UMBRELLA); INSTALLATION; 3 PROTOTYPES; 110CM X 110CM; (2017) // REFORM I (SET CARDS); 42 SET CARDS; 6CM X 9CM; (2017)