About the project
To Future Women launched at The Phillips Collection on 21st January, 2018 in Washington, DC and will continue for six months as a pop-up installation in museums and public spaces throughout Washington. Everyone - women, men and all gender identities - can contribute to this archive by mailing your letter to the artist in Washington DC.
The project seeks to reinterpret the current cooperative acts of feminine solidarity and self-expression, epitomized by the Women’s March and the #MeToo virtual movement. The archive will detail our present stories, as well as our hopes, expectations and anxieties for the future in relation to women and women’s experiences. To Future Women aims to re-activate museum spaces that were used and visited during the Women’s March while acknowledging DC as the epicentre of a protest that spread globally.
Our collective trove of letters will be digitized and made available as a whole through this virtual platform. They will be accessible to the public throughout the world only for a limited period of time before being replaced by a countdown towards January 21, 2037. Portions of our letters will be periodically made available throughout the next twenty years on dates significant to the history of women.
About the artist
Georgia Saxelby is a US-based, Sydney-born artist working at the intersection of art, architecture, ritual and cultural identity. She is currently a Fellow at the art and social impact incubator, Halcyon Arts Lab, in Washington, DC. Saxelby creates participatory installations that investigate contemporary cultural relationships to women and feminine identity through ritual practices and sacred spaces.
To Future Women is supported by
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as, Halcyon Arts Lab, IA&A at Hillyer and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC. Special thank you to The Phillips Collection for presenting the inaugural exhibition of To Future Women.