Being Idle

(2006- 2009)

The intervention invites women to become  'Action Heroes' via events by occupying public spaces, being idle, make eye contact with passers by.  In doing so, Action Heroes confront their own fears, warning signals, assert their presence in city spaces. Citizens across cities would sign up to be Action Heroes and self organise communities to create participation. Parallel events to 'be idle' would occur simultaneously across cities in India. The action is designed to unlearn fear and warnings; initiate the process of being Action Hero 

Cities and places include- Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai , Calcutta, Lucknow, Patna , Ranchi, Kolkata Chennai , Hyderabad 

Idle women were a threat. Often groups of men, or single men called out, taunted at, and harassed Action Sheroes. Still from year 2007, in response to be taunted and harassed, Action Sheroes left the footpath railings, making non verbal eye contact. He eventually left.

Idle women were a threat. Often groups of men, or single men called out, taunted at, and harassed Action Sheroes. Still from year 2007, in response to be taunted and harassed, Action Sheroes left the footpath railings, making non verbal eye contact. He eventually left.