Lines of Violation
An installation on the theme
of sex slavery.
During the second world war
over 250 thousand women and girls were used as sex slaves for the Japanese army.
None of these so called “comfort women” have ever received repatriation or an
official apology from the Japanese government.
Human rights activist
Jonathan Sisson and myself travelled to Taiwan, Philippines, Holland and Korea
to meet some of the survivors. I made line drawings on tracing paper through
touching their open hands. The drawings were then sealed inside Plexiglas frames
and are the basis of the installation. One can hear the whispering voices of
these women telling their stories as one walks between the open walls of the
This work addresses a theme
that still goes on today in other forms.
The installation is at
present on a world tour.