Action Sheroes, Heroes, Theyroes. Resonate #NeverAskForIt, Presentation by Jasmeen Patheja (India), Founder, Blank Noise

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Action Sheroes, Heroes, Theyroes. Resonate #NeverAskForIt, Presentation by Jasmeen Patheja (India), Founder, Blank Noise

Description

The presentation draws attention to Blank Noise's vision and approach to ending sexual and gender based violence. TheĀ I Never Ask For It mission is a call to end victim blame by building testimonies of clothing. Survivors of violence, i.e. women across varying degrees of such acts, are invited to bring a garment they wore when they experience sexual violence. The garment is a memory, witness, and voice to an experience of sexual assault. Blank Noise is working towards 2023, where 10,000 garments will stand united at sites of public significance. This project or mission is an invitation to collaborate and also and inquiry to respond to: How do we recognise sexual violence in an environment of normalised fear, warnings and victim blame? How do we spark conversation in a climate of denial? How do we work to bring a story to spotlight? How do we make meaning, intervention, resistance in a climate where women's bodies and identities are controlled by the state and patriarchy? How do we collaborate? How do we co-create? What is personal and collective healing? What is local and universal? Who does the practice speak to? Who is witness? How do we shift from community consciousness? These are questions, and thes questions are works in progress.

Part of Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere: Public Art Education Summit, 17 - 19 October 2019

Date

2019-10-18

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The presentation draws attention to Blank Noise's vision and approach to ending sexual and gender based violence. TheĀ I Never Ask For It mission is a call to end victim blame by building testimonies of clothing.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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Yes

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Citation

“Action Sheroes, Heroes, Theyroes. Resonate #NeverAskForIt, Presentation by Jasmeen Patheja (India), Founder, Blank Noise,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2579.