Project84, Mark Jenkins’ moving installation against male suicide
Project84 is a project by artist Mark Jenkins to raise awareness among male suicide, with 84 victims a week in the UK alone.
In the UK, every two hours, a man decides to take his own life, and statistics speak for themselves: 84 men every week.
This emergency gave rise to Project84, the latest project by Mark Jenkins in collaboration with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), an association that deals with the suicide prevention.
Jenkins, known for his installations which aim to provoke reactions in a society that is too indifferent and distracted, has placed 84 faceless figures on the London Television Centre’ roof, in the heart of London.
Faceless figures, standing just a step before nowhere.
Figures who had a face and, with it, a real story.
Each of the 84 sculptures created by Jenkins represents a man who, through the project site, is told through the words of his family.