Swiss artist Milo Moiré has been arrested in London after allowing strangers to stroke her genitals for her latest performance piece.
The project, titled “Mirror Box”, saw the artist walk around various European cities with a large mirrored structure covering her body. Using a megaphone to attract attention, she would then invite strangers to stick their hands in the box, and fondle either her breasts or vagina for a 30-second period.
According to Moiré, the performance was meant to be a follow-up to her naked protest against Cologne’s New Year’s Eve sex attacks, which saw more than 1,000 women get sexually assaulted by a large group of unidentified men. This time, though, the artist wanted to give a “symbol for the consensual nature” of sexual acts.
“I am standing here today for women’s rights and sexual self-determination,” the artist declared during the first ‘Mirror Box’ performance. “Women have a sexuality, just like men have one. However, women decide for themselves when and how they want to be touched, and when they don’t.”