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
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 ;)
Posted by J at 1.8.05