Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella
Video Installation
5 – 13 inch Computer Monitors

In this video installation I aim to exploit the Italian male cat-caller. By focusing just on the mouth of the male, the feeling of harassment is intensified and the viewer solely focuses on the message and feeling of the voice, rather than the appearance of the individual. Each monitor, playing a separate 3-7 second loop, is placed in the room in a way in which the viewer feels inundated with these voices of harassment. Once the viewer is standing in the center of the room, the sheer volume of the voices becomes overwhelming. The goal is to have each viewer experience what I have experienced mentally while walking down the streets of Florence, Italy attempting to go about my daily life.