- Clear Channel have partnered
with artist Martin Firrell, to display his new public artworks that explore the
idea of power and gender.
- The project will run across
digital Out of Home screens from 21st January – 8th March
- The artwork is designed to drive
public discourse of social value and drive progressiveness.
Artist Martin Firrell has partnered with Out of
Home media owner Clear Channel UK, to display a series of his new public
artworks that explore the idea of power and gender. The project includes
perspectives from women and men on the understanding and experience of men and
women in power.
understand, hold and use power differently from men?
be learned from the experiences
of women in positions of power that might contribute to a happier and more
benign use of power in society?
Martin Firrell explores these questions in 12
digital billboards with the participation of:
Inga Beale, former CEO of Lloyd’s Insurance
UGLY SWEATY MEN BECOME
CEOs ALL THE TIME. UGLY SWEATY WOMEN DON’T
Liv Garfield, CEO Severn Trent and the
youngest women to head a FTSE 100 company
WOMEN MAKE UP HALF THE POPULATION:
50% OF THE TIME THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB MUST BE A WOMAN
Alex Mahon, CEO Channel 4
THE SIMPLE IDEA THAT
OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE TO ALL WOMEN IS A LIE
Annie Rickard, former Global President
Posterscope, now steering committee member and Director of the Women’s Equality
WHEN MEN HOLD POWER THEY
Clare Short, Former Secretary of State for
POWER AND GREAT INEQUALITY ARE EVIL
Clear Channel will be displaying Martin
Firrell’s ‘Power and Gender’ artwork across their digital Out of Home network
nationwide from 21st January through to 8th March.
Running across Storm, Adshel Live, and Wrap sites, the project also aims to
show how the power of Out of Home can be used to drive public discourse and
positive social change.
says of the project: “I believe men and woman regard power differently and I want to ‘open up
the layers of that difference’ in front of the public. My residency with Clear
Channel makes that possible. If you can create debate, eventually change will
Clear Channel CEO, Justin Cochrane, says “Clear Channel’s national digital network of
screens is uniquely positioned as the perfect “art gallery” to broadcast
Martin’s thought provoking work. We’re proud to be supporting this project that
opens up public conversation on progressiveness and promotes Fairness – one of
Clear Channel’s core values.”
Martin Firrell is a French public artist who
stimulates debate in public space to promote positive social change. His work
has been summarised as ‘art as debate’. Working as Clear Channel’s Artist in
Residence, this first project entitled “Power And Gender” is the first part of socialart.work, a mass public art
project looking at women’s equality and masculinity, alternative forms of
economic and social organisation, black power, and solidarity between people
from different backgrounds and ethnicities.
For more information on the project, please go