A Feminist Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World

Exhibition, Rob Tufnell, Cologne, 2018

In 2003 Ewan produced the first version of ‘A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World’ an ongoing archive of music with a broadly left-wing, political agenda presented on a CD jukebox. In 2018 she expanded the Feminist section of the project and presented the collection of 800 songs in a wall mounted jukebox. 

In this exhibition the Jukebox was accompanied by a series of found posters produced in the early 1980s as ‘Aids for Ending Sexism in Schools’. These champion female pioneers and campaigners for gender equality. Ewan added a new layer to these, inviting her five-year-old daughter to draw over the glass sheets, partially obscuring them. These works follow previous pedagogical experiments where Ewan produced drawings in collaboration with young children.