She aggressively seeks the feminine expression of sexual self-determination and explores the boundaries of art and bourgeois morality. You in Cologne earlier this year as a response to the where. The performances are an homage to a 1968 piece titled Touch Cinema by Austrian artist Valie Export. Moiré is known for performance art pieces include PlopEgg, The Script System No. Before I perform, I am very nervous. .
In England, it was a bit more strict, yes, and the people were not so free. While performing in London, she was arrested by police and was fined £750, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £75. She has cited and as particular influences. You were actually arrested in London. But there are also people who see the opposite in my performance. The charges are unknown, but since she was arrested for asking strangers to touch her vagina, we can only assume they were obscenity-related.
Each of us knows these scripts e. Moiré has additionally taken the liberty of showing female desire, thus giving women a sexual voice. Did anyone ask you out on a date while touching you? I also gave people some rules. With a megaphone she invites passers-by to reach into the opening for 30 seconds, in order to touch her vagina. Some self-proclaimed feminist told me that my performance made women objects and that it was not art, that it was pornography. Milo Moiré wearing a mirrored box in Amsterdam.
For me, that's not powerful. It was a big difference between Amsterdam and London. Most women seemed eager and amazed to me. What were people's first reactions when you began announcing into a megaphone that they could come touch you? Woman and men made big eyes. When I did this Mirror Box with the vagina, there were two women who touched me in the box.
Performance artist Milo Moiré being felt up for art. The work is called, of course, Box Performance. According to Moiré, the performance was meant to be a follow-up to , which saw more than 1,000 women get sexually assaulted by a large group of unidentified men. In Amsterdam, police were not bothered by her performance—only by the noise coming from her megaphone.
The artist supplements the dominant image of the female body as a mirror of male desire through the transparency of the libidinous black box of woman. When I perform, I never expect anything. Peter Palm What are you hoping people will take away from the piece, whether they participated in it or just stood there just watching? Swiss artist has been arrested in London after allowing strangers to stroke her genitals for her latest performance piece. In the other two cities, she used two, one covering her breasts and another over her vagina. The consensual nature of sexual acts becomes a symbol here.
The people were, I think, a little bit nervous, and only focused on the performance or touching me or giving me feedback. The thing is, I have a boyfriend. What happens when a woman puts her sexuality on public display, assertively takes the initiative and lays out clear rules for the intimate interaction? Moiré has said that there should be no limit to art and that death is the only limit she accepts. After being released, Moiré called her most recent arrest an example of the lack of unity that has begun to plague Europe.
Peter Palm Were there differences in the ways people touched you in different cities? A lot women and men showed me support by commenting on my video on my YouTube channel, telling me it was courageous and a strong image of female determination. Most recently, she paid homage to Valie Export's 1960s nudist work and , which were concealed in a large mirrored box with a hole in the middle. Especially early in the morning on the way to work, we work almost automatically, often without awareness of our environment. I didn't expect that because this was my heaviest performance and so intimate.