Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:21

A couple of women to marry in all the countries that legalized marriage equality

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Fleur Pierets Julian P Boom

 

 

A couple of women planning to marry in each country where marriage for same-sex couples is legal.

Married since 2012, Fleur Pierets and Julian P. Boom are going on a journey around the world to get married again in the countries that have legalized the equal marriage.

The project is titled 22 for 22 countries.

"22 is an art project that speaks of evolution and optimism. A time capsule that instantly refers to the possibility of change, " they explained.

"That captures the zeitgeist of a world in the midst of change when it comes to gender equality and human rights.

"22 celebrates the places that legalized gay marriage and highlights the work that still needs to be done in the 170 countries that don’t.

"At the current rate, we will reach global recognition of same-sex marriage in the year 2142. That’s 125 years from now so let’s see if they can get it to go a bit faster."

They may be married 24 times after the recent legalization of marriage equality in Germany and Malta which could not be taken into account by the couple at the time they prepared their project.

Their journey throughout the world will last a year and a half. It will start in September with a first marriage in New York and end in October 2018 in New Zealand.

And who knows? Perhaps by then Australia will have legalized marriage equality too which will make them a 25th wedding.

"Naming our project 22 shows that the world is in constant movement," they added.

"We’re building a time capsule that instantly refers to the possibility of change and we ourselves don’t know how many countries we will have to go, or have to add over the 18-month course of this project.

"We hope many because this goes beyond being merely a work of art.

"22 can raise levels of awareness that may lead to changing laws and giving people the equal opportunities they deserve.

They added: "Fascinated by gender, identity, and community, our research-based practice functions as a mirror in which viewers can confront themselves with ideologies or beliefs.

"We are working towards cultural awareness when it comes to gender equality and gay imagery in mainstream art history.

"At the end of the performance, an art/video installation will be exhibited.

"As a performance piece, we are getting married in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States & Uruguay."

You can follow their journey step by step at the following address: https://22theproject.com/https://22theproject.com/

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