Twenty eight tent structures sited on the Mount overlooking the town, and illuminated from dusk until dawn for three day and nights.
The inspiration for the work came in part from a novel – ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant. It is a biblicalstory set in Syria around 1500BC and portrays the strengths of female relationships in pre-modern society. It tells of the way in which, in some cultures the women of the village who were menstruating would stop work, separate themselves from the group, and move together into huts or tents away from the centre.
Red Tents is a representation of this rite. In placing the light installation away from the town centre but still in view, I wanted to illustrate the subtle separation of the experience which reinforces the uniqueness of the female sex.