Immersive installation

Installation art has been used to fight against street harassment as a way to immerse the public into the feeling of being the victim.

Jenga Mwendo used that technique in her exhibition “Catcalls”, in 2002 with different installations such as the “Walk of Shame,” a type of hallway with projected images of leering men who stare, lick their lips and mouth obscenities as the viewer walks through.

Immersive installations can be defined as installations that “actively engage one’s senses and may create an altered mental state” or “occupies most of one’s attention, time, or energy” and can be set up in physical or virtual environments.