The Blank Noise Project

The Blank Noise Project is a community-public art project that seeks to confront street harassment, commonly known as eve teasing, in India. The project, created by Jasmeen Patheja in August 2003, started out as a student project at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore and has since spread out to other cities in India. The project works with the victims, the perpetrators and spectators of street sexual harassment and hopes to bring a change in the public perception of eve teasing, which is still largely considered a minor problem.

The project has undertaken actions such as spray painting messages recording the testimonies of victims of sexual harassment in public places, and printing T-shirts with anti-harassment messages on them. It has also staged demonstrations, sticking posters on the walls and writing slogans on the pavements.

A more controversial aspect of the blog is its collection of uploaded photos of men alleged to be eve-teasers, taken using using camera phones by the alleged victims at the scenes of the alleged incidents.

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