Rebecca Schena
Jewelry and metal art objects
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"Hey Girl!" Tokens for my Catcallers

“Hey Girl!” is a series of love tokens for my catcallers. Based equally off of the traditions of antique love tokens and “vinegar valentines”, these tokens are intended to be to distributed to catcalling men. They hope to provide an alternative to verbal confrontation, and could be politely handed to or thrown at catcallers with minimal active engagement. The tokens’ cutesy Valentine’s hearts are coated in a layer of simulated semen, allowing the catcalled to take back the power of forced sexual discomfort. These tokens look back upon the catcaller with his same ogling gaze.

Bronze, paint, enamel paint, silicone, hair

2018

   “Hey girl!”  He whistles  He calls  He ogles  I don’t respond.  I’d like to throw something at him.

“Hey girl!”

He whistles

He calls

He ogles

I don’t respond.

I’d like to throw something at him.

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