The Middlebury Campus

Burka Fitting at Ross

By Gregory Woolston

On Wednesday, Dec. 4 artist Marie Rim engaged students in her latest project, “Burka Fittings Across America.” With a mirror and billboard set up outside of Ross Dining Hall, Rim asked passersby if they wanted to try on and look at themselves in a burka. “Through sensory means, the project explores otherness, embodiment, and empathy, as well as, the meanings Americans associate with the burka,” Rim says.


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