A flash mob against femidice with 3000 boats for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It’s an initiative launched on the HuffPost by Alfonso Molina, Scientific Director of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale [see article: Femminicidio, serve un cambio di rotta (in Italian)].
Recently, the red shoes of the Zapatos Rojos installation by Mexican artist Elina Chauvet have helped us to represent violence against women. However, we need to add a more dynamic gesture, take an action that will stimulate a different point of view, a new direction. We cannot simply stand by and observe, powerless and impassable. This is why I thought about 3000 boats silently floating on water to represent each woman who has been the victim of femicide in the first two decades of this millennium.
Following my first post (Tremila barche nei fiumi per le vittime di femminicidio), I made a small paper boat and set it out on the Tiber. I dedicated it to Alessandra Zorzin, 21 years old, the mother of a two-year-old child, who was assassinated last September. She was shot in the face.
For the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25, I have thought about a widespread flash mob, a strong, silent and visible sign, made by males, to stand in solidarity and express commitment towards our women.
The appointment in Rome is on Sunday, November 21 at noon on the banks of the Tiber, by the William Kentridge mural, between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini.
by Alfonso Molina
HuffPost, Oct. 12, 2021