Women’s bodies are highly regulated and judged in public spaces. If a woman is harassed or assaulted what she was wearing or her behaviour is often to blame. This performance is a reaction to the suggestion that we can protect ourselves from attack through clothes that make us disappear in public.
This performance stems out of the artists own experiences of being told that if she felt unsafe in certain areas at night that if she dressed differently she would be left alone. This work engages with how clothes shelter or expose women in public places. Over the course of the performance the artist add more and more layers of clothing both to hide my body and to act as a shield against attack.