The Disappearing Room

  • The Disappearing Room
  • This project talks about the domestic violence and abuse that is rampant in India.

    - Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, if the wife is under 15 years of age, is not rape.
    - There are no criminal penalties for marital rape if the wife is over 15 years.
    - 1 in 5 married women experience domestic violence
    - 2/3 of married women have experienced domestic violence, rape, assault or emotional abuse

    The outside of the room is white so that it merges with the walls and so that no problems can be seen. It represents the women that are invisible and pushed into the corner.
    The inside represents everything the women suffer. Also, the inside is painted with latex so that it gives an uncomfortable skin like feel to anyone who enters. This is meant to make people uncomfortable and disturbed by the abuse.