Trial Room Zine & Installation at Gender Bender 2018
"Trial Room" is a collaboration between Saakshi Joshi's poem and Deepikah's art where the narrative of a courthouse trial room, where judgements are passed, will be juxtaposed onto the intimate space of a clothes trial room. Women enter here to try on a piece of clothing, but exit judged for their bodies and conflicted in their minds.
The project is a combination of a zine and an immersive installation, that highlights
conditioning by public gaze and opinion, that even within a secluded space like a trial room we are not alone; the installation emphasizes how our measures of ourselves, particularly of the female bodies, are results of continuous and often conflicting conditioning which makes us doubt our sense of identity.