Photograph by Amber Lynn
The “Cat Call” series, which began in 2011, stems from daily life encounters on the street as a woman. The Cat Calls are placed back in their original habitat and are made to be just as public and uncomfortable as actual cat calling.
The Cat Call Blasters are sound installations created to provide the listener with an experience of what being cat called at feels like. The Urban Dictionary definition of Ghetto Blaster parallels to the delivery of cat calls on the street. It defines, “A large, portable radio cassette player. It is played especially outdoors, in public places at loud volumes; and carried on one shoulder with loud speakers facing the head. It is assumed that bypassers share the same musical taste.” Women are barraged by this “noise” daily. This installation seeks to transpose the listener into that circumstance, sparking emotional responses.