In the days leading up to the Eighth Amendment Referendum, the country was blanketed by graphic imagery, unsubstantiated facts and loud, hate-filled debate. We felt the need for a quiet protest, so we projected a ball and chain on one of the city’s few female statues. Forming the shape of an 8, it represented the weight of the eighth amendment on the women of Ireland.
#WeightoftheEighth was trending in two hours with national and international coverage in the Irish Times and The Times (UK). Amid the noise, a quiet message made a big impact.