Nathalie Erin, Frédéric Durieu and Gilles de Boncourt, three artists, have imagined a rather special simulator.

Male poetry

, to be discovered until Friday at the Pagézy room, in Montpellier (Hérault), allows you to put yourself in the shoes of a woman harassed by men, in the street.

We enter a large tunnel, plunged into darkness, and we undergo, for long minutes, abject remarks.

To add a little more oppression to the experience, thanks to motion sensors, the stalkers never let go of us when we move around the room.

"The bet is successful"

"Young people tell us 'It's crazy, I was doing this for fun, I didn't know it hurt. I felt bad inside and I don't want to be part of this group. ", notes Gilles de Boncourt, one of the artists behind the project.

The bet is successful.

“As for the women, many come out” upset “from the simulator, notes the artist.

And nothing is exaggerated, in this tunnel where one hears the worst insanities, entrusts a young woman, who has just tried the experiment.

“Unfortunately, it is a reflection of [what undergoes] the majority of women, it is a daily reality,” she laments.

The installation, unveiled for the first time in France in the capital of Hérault, will now begin a tour throughout Europe, hoping to raise awareness.






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