International Women's Day

  • March 8th is International Women's Day. Last November I read and was shocked by this article in Huffpost and I decided to make a statement about it and show my solidarity with women here in Delhi, India and anywhere else in the world.
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  • I started with a solo performance in front of India gate. 
 The black ribbon covering my eyes symbolizes how blind the west is to women's situation in India.
  • Then I moved to Central Park, CP New Delhi, and joined 25 women with various backgrounds in public action.
  • To observe and celebrate International Women's Day, the developmental and humanitarian non-profit organization Maitri actively participated in a public art performance in New Delhi. Maitri and OLEK collaborated in the performance Women Working in Pink using crochet as a medium to demonstrate women's never-ending ability to multi-task, recreate and reinvent themselves.
  • OLEK's and Maitri's mission is to create awareness and bring about change, furthering and improving the rights of women in India. "We feel passionate about celebrating the power and potential of women and will do this by demonstrating that like art, women can and should always be confidently recreating themselves. Women play an important role in society and in India."
  • We were crocheting by unraveling the white aprons in a continuous loop over the course of two hours. The artwork was thus destroyed as it was created, and created out of its own destruction in an infinite circle. Like the perpetual punishments of Sisyphus and Prometheus, a woman's work is never finished.
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  • Special thanks to the partner - CulturePL
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  • Photos: Antony Michael