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Hi

Here I go again!

There has been tremendous response, dialogue, and arguments whenever the issue of clothes has been brought light.

There have also been emails from people interested and concerned about street sexual harassment from people across different cities and countries. The response has been motivating and overwhelming.

There are ideas that can be worked out across different cities, where you take ownership of this endeavor, mobilize people in your city and get this going!

Do write in with your ideas at
blanknoise@gmail.com

Most of you know about the “Did You Ask For It” project.
“Within Blank Noise, one of the experiments being conducted is “DID YOU ASK FOR IT?” When attacked on the streets the first thing we look at is our clothing. We question if we ‘provoked’ or ‘asked to be made victim’. The garment worn at that point of time contains a memory and is witness to an experience thus becoming a testimony.

Taking this notion forward, I wish to build testimonies through a gathering of clothes given by all those who have experienced sexual threat/ attack on the streets, and have at that point questioned if they asked for it. These clothes will contribute to the making of a public art installation.

Blank Noise is not a gender specific project and I look forward to your participation by sending me a garment that you wore when you felt sexually threatened.

There is power in numbers. I have faith in the collective.”

You could be the one taking this forward in your city, locality, town, country by being the one who collects these clothes. The clothes will be strung together and installed, thereby reversing the question.

Ps: in return you get a beautiful Blank Noise ID Card and a reflector ;)


http://blanknoiseproject.blogspot.com/2005_04_01_blanknoiseproject_archive.html
http://blanknoiseproject.blogspot.com/2005/04/ongoing-project-did-you-ask-for-it.html

16 comments:

  1. Yes! I would like to sign up to receive a beautiful Blank Noise ID and a reflector :)

    So. I'll meet you tomorrow with one red woolen top from many years ago in exchange for your goodies.

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  2. I unfortunately do not have my school uniform with me, any more ... But, I would proudly wear the id card from your project, if I could sign up for one!

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  3. hmmm....ok il source a school uniform from somewhere if u tell me how it looked...

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  4. white shirt, blue knee length divided skirt. I shall be visiting India in October. Will try to get in touch with you at that time. Great Job, Jasmeen. Would have loved to lend my physical support, had I been in India.

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  5. do that sare gama!!
    looking forward to seeing u
    will you be visiting bangalore as well?

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  6. Hi where are you. did you get my mail last thursday? leaving a few days...

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  7. Bosco-da-Gama6:36 pm

    Jasmeen, I just wanted to know---the pictures of males on this page---are they all molesters/Eve teasers?

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  8. hi mangs,

    i tried calling you so so many times...cant get through.
    do call me
    yes i got your email
    putting up photos of all the clothes sent it by tomorrow morning.

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  9. bosco da gama
    yes they are photographs of people who have 'teased': leched, touched, groped, made unwanted sexual gestures.

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  10. Only time I feel sexually harrassed is when I am walking on the street with no clothes on ;) haha. Actually when I am in the running group - I always get the eyes staring at me with my shorts on - from men (I am a male).

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  12. and does that offend you? if so...what do you usually end up doing?

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  13. A swimsuit and a saree?? Jasmeen, I wish I could see this exhibition... it must be really hard hitting. but where's my red top... where where where........

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  14. its right on top, behind the school uniform. can you see it? facing the swimsuit...

    :)

    are u in bangalore? gone?
    send me your add and il send you the goodies

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  15. Anonymous3:06 pm

    hey speaking of free things try door prizeblingo, its free to sign up and you can win free prizes! I just won a free movie ticket!

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