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Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free

Lauren McLaughlin

Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free

Lauren McLaughlin





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 13
Length: 60
Depth: 8


Neon, programmer, transformers, wire and plexiglass.

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was produced in 2019 in collaboration with Neon Workshops ltd. The work was funded with a Creative Scotland Open Fund Grant.

Thematic/contextual information

Produced in blown glass, only the two inner words ‘power’ and ‘men’ are filled with gas and programmed to flash on and off in a continuous loop, the full word ‘empowerment’ never being fully lit. Adopting Fannie Lou Hamer’s words as the title, this work aims to address the persistency of white supremacy and white male patriarchal oppression, and calls attention to the progress still to be made in the fight for equality.

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