Artist Spencer Tunick put out a call last month asking for women to protest Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this summer. The caveat? They would be protesting completely nude, as part of a performance art installation masterminded by Tunick.
Only 100 spots are available—but Tunick says that he already has over 1,500 women who have applied, according to Esquire.
“The response has been incredible,” Tunick says of the project. “These women really are so brave.”
The exhibit is called “Everything She Says Means Everything,” where nude women would stand holding mirrors facing the site of this year’s Republican National Convention.
“I have two daughters – 9 and 11 – and I want them to grow up in a progressive world with equal rights and equal pay and better treatment for women, and I feel like the 100 women lighting up the sky of Cleveland will send this ray of knowledge onto the cityscape,” Tunick has said about why he’s pursuing the project.
He shared with Esquire some of the reasons women have given in wanting to participate. “I would love to be an example not only to my daughters but other women and children on how we will prevail and are worth more than what the eye can see,” said one applicant.
“I want to stand up against Trump and other Republicans whose hateful speech towards women, immigrants, LGBT people, and all ‘others’ is poisoning this nation,” said another.
Now Tunick just faces the difficult task of deciding which of the many candidates get to participate.
(h/t: Elle Magazine)