Monday, 16 June 2008

The view from here

Tate Cafe
I wanted to also post about The Laurie Anderson pieces I saw.
Performance artist Laurie Anderson's 1973 photography project, "Fully Automated Nikon," during which she realized the vengeful joys of taking pictures of street harassers. She also found that it renewed her confidence and sense of safety: "As I walked along Houston Street with my fully automated Nikon, I felt armed, ready."
What I particularly liked about the photos was the written explanation that gave the pieces are narrative. Interestingly I then found this blog whilst trying to find images to post.
Holla Back NYC empowers New Yorkers to Holla Back at street harassers. Whether you're commuting, lunching, partying, dancing, walking, chilling, drinking, or sunning, you have the right to feel safe, confident, and sexy, without being the object of some turd's fantasy. So stop walkin' on and Holla Back: Send us pics of street harassers!

1 comment:

La Belette Rouge said...

A tray from Tarte Cafe and Laurie Anderson all in one post---and there is Cindy Sherman today too. Indigo you are too good to us. I am so happy I started my day at your blog.:-)