Models say they were pressured into doing a sexual act for a Miami art exhibition in Miami, Florida.
Laura Lima is an artist that is known around the world for pushing the limits. In fact, Lima is known for using naked bodies in her performance art pieces, but two models claim the artist went too far. According to reports, the two models say they felt pressured to sexually violate themselves with a rope as part of a performance.
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The participants, wearing dresses designed by Lima, are paid $15 an hour to lie on the floor with their legs through the cutout, with the end of the rope positioned between their legs.
According to the Miami New Times, 24-year-old model, Kayla Delacerda, and another young woman, who wanted to remain anonymous say they felt they were expected to penetrate themselves with a rope. They say that condoms and lubricant jelly were also made available. Delacerda said in the interview that she felt misled and refused to participate, but the other woman says she did on opening night June 3rd and suffered emotional trauma.
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According to the New Times, the unnamed woman said, I thought it would be an honor to participate in the exhibit with the ICA and that Id be OK. But it doesnt matter how credible a place or person is; as a woman, youre always susceptible to this kind of danger.
Lima’s exhibition was called The Inverse and is currently on display through October at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami’s Design District.
Via Miami Herald
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