The Water Cure Collection. 2014.
Installation detail (all images courtesy of the artists and SOFA Ilam Campus Gallery)
Lady Godiva, Peeping Tom and a Dusky-Hued Rent Boy: by Sach Catts
‘The Countess Godiva, who was a great lover of God's mother, longing to free the town of Coventry from the oppression of a heavy toll, often with urgent prayers besought her husband that, from regard to Jesus Christ and his mother, he would free the town from that service and from all other heavy burdens; and when the Earl sharply rebuked her for foolishly asking what was so much to his damage, and always forbade her evermore to speak to him on the subject; and while she, on the other hand, with a woman's pertinacity, never ceased to exasperate her husband on that matter, he at last made her this answer: "Mount your horse and ride naked, before all the people, through the market of this town from one end to the other, and on your return you shall have your request.”
‘On which Godiva replied, "But will you give me permission if I am willing to do it?"
‘"I will," said he.[i]’