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What Were You Wearing?
The installation asks participants to understand that it was never about clothing and the act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to the survivors.
The violation is not simply woven into the fabric of the material, it is a part of the survivors new narrative.
If only ending sexual violence was as easy as changing our clothes. Instead it requires all of us to evaluate what enabled is as a society to ask, “what were you wearing?” in the first place.
Survivor Art Installation – this installation included similar items of clothing worn be individuals who were sexually assaulted, along with their statements that respond to that question.
INSTALLATION HISTORY “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Created by Jen Brockman and Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, the project was inspired by Dr. Mary Simmerling’s poem, What I Was Wearing.
The first “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation was displayed at the University of Arkansas March 31-April 4th, 2014.