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Art show walks men through sexual harassment hell

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Art show walks men through sexual harassment hell

Married couple behind installation says it was inspired by their daughter’s experiences growing up in France

Johnny Cotton and Adrien Chable

A team of artists in Belgium aims to teach men how it feels to be a woman subjected to harassment in the street, through an immersive project which plunges visitors into a darkened tunnel full of leering holograms.

The installation, called Masculine Poetry, is preparing to open to the public later this year. A preview in a hangar in Brussels has attracted the attention of lawmakers, campaigners and those working with victims of harassment and abuse

“It was hell. But also, there are no surprises. It feels like what we’re used to,” said Louise Van Brande, a social worker who attended the project on Friday...

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