Deborah Coughlin with Gaggle bring music and speech performed by women. Claiming the ﬁg-2 space to generate ideas and positions taken by women today, the week will cultivate performances and speeches delivered live. Coughlin has invited significant female ﬁgures for series of speeches, which are interspersed by live performances from Gaggle’s new track, ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR’. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the project reinforces the significance of women’s speech today and through history and charges the space with sounds and voices. Speakers include presenter Ruth Barnes, feminist and sci-ﬁ writer Ama Josephine, singer Charlotte Church, founder of Clit Rock Dana Jade, and performance and video artist Paula Varjack.
On Thursday a new group of women singers and sound artists are invited for a performance at 6.30 to create and record a series of sounds with artist Michael Shaw. The dichotomy of vocal expression will activate the soundscapes of ﬁg-2 with a strong visual manifestation of female personas.