107 Seconds

Faculty Sponsor

Yeohyun Ahn


Arts and Sciences



Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-2-2015


107 Seconds is an art project stretching over many mediums and academic disciplines. Every 107 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. My project, 107 Seconds, will bring awareness to the issue of sexual abuse and assault on the campus of Valparaiso University. Detailing faces of sexual abuse victims, this interactive installation will create a murmur around campus about this issue. Evolving from sketches, into illustrations, vectors, and then patterns, the final product will be a laser-cut acrylic tiled wall, with the intention of exhibition on campus. The installation will be supported by a well-designed handout explaining the project, statistics, and personal testimonials regarding the issue of sexual harassment and assault, especially within the campus of Valparaiso University.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Haylee Westendorf is a junior with a double major in communications and art digital media. This project stemmed from interaction with representatives of the SAAFE Office after an in-class presentation. The office’s main focus is bringing awareness and creating a dialogue about the issue of sexual harassment and assault on the campus of Valparaiso University. My project, 107 Seconds, is aimed at creating a platform for which students can communicate and discuss the issue, while sparking interest through a unique and attention-grabbing medium.

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