Be Aware – video

2004
BE AWARE OF SEX TRAFFICKING is an interactive sculpture which denounces sex trafficking, a phenomenon considered inevitable but which can be overcome.
The work consists of three stylised figures of girls, young adolescents without arms, lifesize, in souldered wire-mesh.
The three sculptures arefilled with black, brown and blond synthetic hair.
The artist will ask the audience to participate in a performance
where strands of hair will be extracted with tweezers.
These hairs, bound by ribbon are put in small bags to be kept in a wallet.
The extraction process is highly emotive: the wire sculpture empties
and one decides to fight this problem.
These many tiny singular actions will transform into a collective
barrage against sex trafficking.