‘Silenced’ is an altered book created during a 14-day performance that took place in silence and solitude. The word silence was systematically written (approximately 65,000 times), over the text of a Vintage copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, rendering the story illegible – in itself, silent. Only quotes pertaining to silence can still be read. While speaking generally of the plight of women, ‘Silenced’ acts as a work of defiance — handmaids were not permitted to read or write.
Image courtesy the artist and Eagle Gallery, London