Project84

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Project84
A photograph of the Project84 installation in London. A tall tower block - at the apex, statues of men stand disturbingly close to the edge.
Artist
Completion date26 March 2018 (2018-03-26)
Medium84 statues
SubjectMale suicide victims
LocationLondon
Websitewww.projecteightyfour.com

Project84 was an art installation comprising life-size statues of 84 men on top of the ITV buildings at Southbank in London, England. It aimed to highlight the fact that, in the United Kingdom, an average 84 men commit suicide each week.[1][2][3]

Each of the statues represents a specific, named individual who died by suicide, and whose biographies are available on the project's website.[2]

The installation was created by artist Mark Jenkins and his collaborator Sandra Fernandez, at the instigation of the charity 'CALM' (Campaign Against Living Miserably).[1][2] It was launched on the ITV programme This Morning on 26 March 2018,[1][3] and remained there in place five days.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barr, Sabrina (26 March 2018). "Harrowing sculptures appear on top of ITV buildings to raise awareness around male suicide". The Independent. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Marris, Sharon (27 March 2018). "Project 84: Charity CALM calls for action on male suicide". Sky News. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Eighty four harrowing suicide statues appear on roof of ITV studio". Evening Standard. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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Official website Edit this at Wikidata Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°06′41″W / 51.5072°N 0.1113°W / 51.5072; -0.1113