Making Waves was an interactive installation by Sonia Farmer examining the trial of notorious female pirates Anne Bonny & Mary Read. It was exhibited during the 2014 Transforming Spaces Art Tour under the theme of “Water”. While listening to an erasure of the original trial transcript , participants were invited to sign as a witness to the trial as Anne & Mary did not present any witness or give recorded testimonial during the proceedings. In exchange, witnesses were invited to take a small handmade chapbook “Offerings Material”  holding a poem by Sonia Farmer in the voice of the female pirates.

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Photographs courtesy of Dominic Duncombe/Stop Motion Productions

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