'She was asking for it' (2020)

This installation is about the timelessness of victim blaming - about the accusing suggestion that victims of violence probably provoked it.  In this installation I therefore connect the age-old Medusa myth with contemporary victim blaming quotes found on twitter. The 12 female figures in this installation represent all anonymous women who were at one time subjected to victim blaming. 

The installation includes a large stained glass wall with the Medusa story, and 12 women's glass heads on pedestals made of Corten steel. Each of the pedestals is stencilled with an often-heard victim blaming quote.

© 2019 by Myriam Thomas

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