SUZANNE LACY + LESLIE LABOWITZ + CLAUDIA KING
FROM REVERENCE TO
RAPE TO RESPECT
Las Vegas NV., April 1978
For 10 days in April 1978, ARIADNE in an extended art performance took on the pervasive culture of rape and abuse against women in Vegas. The number of reported rapes is almost double than the US average. The infamous “Sin City” proudly markets the gratuitous use and sale of women’s bodies that significantly contribute to the Vegas economy. In advertisements all over the city, women are a commodity made up of showgirls, strippers and prostitutes including trafficked women and children readily available for the right price.
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