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Artist arrested for inviting strangers to caress her genitals

Milo Moire, a Swiss performance artist, was arrested for inviting strangers to fondle her genitals and breast in public.

The controversial act, titled ‘Mirror Box’ saw the artist hitting the busy streets of London, Dusseldorf, and Amsterdam with a large mirrored box covering her half naked body.

Passersby above the age of 18, were allowed to reach into the openings of the box and caress her intimate parts for thirty seconds.

“My Name is Milo Moire, I am a performance artist. I stand here for women’s rights and sexual equality,” she announced through a megaphone before the performance.

“We have the same sexual appeal like men have, but, we decide when we will be touched, or not” she continued, “Today, you have the chance to touch the box for thirty seconds… and feel free!”

Video cameras were placed within the mirrored box to record the process of Moire being fondled and penetrated.  Thus, the audience could see what was happening inside and outside the box during the performance.

But there’s a catch. During the 30-seconds of fondling, the ones who put their hand had to comply with one important rule: They need to look at the artist in the eye.

She told ATTN, “…there has to be interaction. Through the eye contact and the feedback I could see the people, but make it clear what I like, and that is a natural act.”

Moire wants to make more people understand the female desire through the project. She said she wants to give women a sexual voice and to celebrate female sexuality.

“Women are equal partners in sexuality, not only receivers. As a woman, I have – just like any man- the power and the right to possess a sexual nature, and I have to agree before we can have sex,” said Moire.

Unfortunately, local police in London were not impressed by Moire’s art.  She was arrested at London’s Trafalgar Square for public indecency and reportedly spent 24-hours in a cell.

The controversial public art drew inspiration from Austrian artist Valie Export’s work in the 1960s. Export’s Tap and Touch Cinema challenged the public to engage with a real woman, rather than the fictional characters on screen.

Via ATTN

Artist arrested for inviting strangers to caress her genitals
Artist arrested for inviting strangers to caress her genitals
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