Press Release - The Unknown Women
The idea for this pyramid came on the 11th November 2020, inspired by the honouring of the unknown soldier. The trauma of those written out of history gave birth to the creation of The Unknown Women.
This pyramid is on loan to the borough of Tower Hamlets CRT for at least a year. In the aftermath of Brexit, with banks and corporations leaving Canary Wharf, this pyramid will help to illuminate the Docklands as a site of transition in a post-colonial world where the Enslaver Robert Milligan's statue, once stood.
We are honouring mothers, women and girls past and present, traumatised through war, colonialism, enslavement and patriarchal oppression.
We give a special thanks to Sadiq Khan for sharing this vision.
Initial Concept & Build by @infinitelovesymbols,
Performance by @yuliya_V_Krylova ( Butoh, red dress )
@ Museum of London Docklands, No1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL.
Thanks to Banksy & Sadiq Khan.