Swiss artist Milo Moiré has been arrested in London after allowing strangers to stroke her breasts and genitals for her latest performance piece.The project, titled Mirror Box , saw the artist walk around various European cities with a large mirrored structure covering her body. Using a megaphone to attract attention, she would then invite strangers to stick their hands in the box, and fondle either her breasts or vagina for a 30-second period.
The performance is a follow-up to her naked protest against Cologne’s New Year’s Eve sex attacks. She explained that she wanted to give a symbol for the consensual nature of sexual acts. She said:
I am standing here today for women’s rights and sexual self-determination. Women have a sexuality, just like men have one. However, women decide for themselves when and how they want to be touched, and when they don’t.
However, when she arrived in London’s Trafalgar Square she was arrested shortly after the performance began — with police eventually forcing her to spend 24 hours in a prison cell, and fining her for a “4-digit fine”.