Anorak | South Africa opens world’s first walk-in vagina

South Africa opens world’s first walk-in vagina

by | 22nd, September 2013

vagina art

TOURISTS in South Africa can now tour Reshma Chhiba’s screaming vagina. It’s housed in a former women’s prison in Braamfontein.

As visitors walk through the installation 12m-deep their movements trigger the walls (covered in an acrylic wool) to vibrate with howls of laughter and screams of pain.

Says Chhiba:

“It’s a screaming vagina within a space that once contained women and stifled women. It’s revolting against this space… mocking this space, by laughing at it. You don’t often hear men talking about their private parts and feeling disgust or shamed. And that alone speaks volumes of how we’ve been brought up to think about our bodies, and what I am saying here is that it’s supposed to be an empowering space.”

Visitors are not allowed to keep their shoes on. Why?

“We are talking about this vagina revolting against this particular space, so in this space it’s working on more of a political level,” she said. “Also, before you stepped in,

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