Every 98 seconds, a person in the United States is sexually assaulted. Fruit Diaries is a poetry collection and interactive installation exploring the idea of consent and bodily autonomy, asking: are our bodies ever really ours? How does consent function in a society which aggressively regards some bodies as public domain?
Through text, installation, and performance, Fruit Diaries uses the metaphor of ripe fruit to unpack notions of the feminine body as spectacle and commodity. By calling attention to the ubiquitous nature of human imposition on the non-human world, other taken-for-granted relationships become clear: between dominance and decay, gender and power, memory and belief in a culture obsessed with authority.
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