Martin Firrell
Remember 1967
2017
The Remember 1967 series consists of six digital billboards created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

With the passing of the Act, gay and bisexual men in England and Wales were able to have sexual relationships for the first time without being automatically criminalised.

Lesbian sex had never been taken seriously enough (some even doubted the possibility of it) for society to make laws against it.

Consequently the 1967 milestone in 'gay' law was not a key moment for gay women - they found themselves undermined, but never outlawed, by the state.

Remember 1967 echoes demands made by activists in the 1960s that still warrant action today.

Illustrated is a detail from the site-specific installation of six consecutive billboards located on the Cromwell Road, London, UK.

Radical feminists maintained that the only way for a woman to escape male domination entirely was to embrace lesbianism.

They lampooned the alpha male as a monstrous gorilla-man, disempowering the idea of male domination by portraying it as ludicrous.
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Remember 1967
Medium
6 LED billboards
Displayed
Cromwell Road, London, UK, July 2017
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Supported by
Clear Channel UK
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