Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske

Audio-installation, 00:02:30 duration, ballot box, 2017.

WE ARE INSISTING is an installation  that announces “forced to leave Ireland, you know yourself’ at intervals of 2.5 minutes, the duration referencing the two and a half decades since the last abortion referendum in Ireland.

The work is inspired by the journey taken by two anonymous women who travelled to Britain in August 2016 for an abortion. Live tweeting their journey, the women directed each tweet at Taoiseach Enda Kenny. ‘Forced to leave Ireland’ is one of the tweets from Two Women Travel on their 48 hours journey away from home.

WE ARE INSISTING was exhibited at the Black Church Pint Studio members exhibition Attitude Precedes Form, curated by Hilary Murray at the Library Project in January 2017.