Participatory art honoring survivors of sexual violence.
About Mere Objects
Mere Objects is a participatory art project to honor and empower survivors of sexual violence. It was launched in October 2016 by artist & rape survivor Sarah Jane, in collaboration with an advisory group of fellow survivors.
A debut exhibit is anticipated for late 2017, and the project will travel to multiple venues beginning in 2018. Please check back for more information coming soon!
Mere Objects: Art, Community, & Sexual Abuse. by Rondall Reynoso, Faith on View, February 28, 2017
Mere Objects: Art Project for Survivors of Sexual Assault. by Ksenja Pavlovic, The Pavlovic Today, November 20, 2016
Portrait of a survivor
Each tiny bottle in the installation represents a real-life survivor, and contains objects that represent that person’s life – mementos of a special place, symbols of their vocation or skill, or reminders of the people they love. Together, they serve as a reminder that no survivor is ever alone, and an invitation to greater awareness of the impact that sexual violence has on every community.
Mere Objects will be available for exhibition beginning in 2018. If your venue may be interested in hosting the Mere Objects installation, please contact the artist for more information.