Building upon previous collaborations, Bethe Bronson and Laura Marker will be working in this grade I listed Edwardian ladies toilet, creating a projection-based installation in response to this unique venue. Public toilets are unusual in that they act as a public/private space.
Working closely with the design and architecture of the ladies side of the Edwardian Cloakroom, Bronson and Marker will set up a series of projected installations that explore this public space and it’s role in the private lives of Edwardian women.
The more widespread provision of women's public toilets during the Edwardian era showed an increased assumption that women were having more of a presence in the public sphere. Increased public facilities for women can be seen as marking a change in freedoms and aspirations for Edwardian women, an era that despite many restrictions, saw an opening of opportunities within educational, professional, political, and recreational arenas.