As part of Enlighten Manchester Festival of Light and Sound Art 2015, Curated Place collaborated with RECLAIM project and artist Richard William Wheater.
Focusing on the silenced voices of young people in society, the project created a series of neon statements from working class young people aged 13-19 years old, which were then photographed by David Lindsay around the city and displayed in Manchester Central Library, during Enlighten Festival in December 2015.
‘Being visible is so important. It determines your next step, allows people to acknowledge you and demands attention. I see this neon as a battle cry for the young people around the world.’ Mariama, aged 15
This collection of photographs documenting the project are on display at the Royal Exchange Theatre from Saturday 23rd January to Saturday 30th January.
Photographer: David Lindsay
This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.