By Reynaldo Leanos Jr.
Rostvold says she wanted to create a piece about standards in our society and being a survivor of sexual assault wanted to take control of her body and eliminate her presence and expose herself.
Rostvold also wanted people to view her body as beauty and not as a sexual object.
Listen to the full interview below.
Can you talk a little bit about the piece you demonstrated today and where did this idea stem from?
Were you surprised by the way social media and the public reacted to this?
How does it make you feel knowing you impacted some people and sparked a conversation on campus?
What was going on in your mind while you were sitting there?
Can you walk me through the planning process and what it was like when you woke up today?
Were your friends and professors nervous for you?
What kind of prepping did you do beforehand?
What was the conversation like with UPD when they arrived on the scene and were you surprised by their reaction?
How do you feel now that it’s all over?
How would you describe sensuality, what is sexy and all these other things that you discuss in your art?
How would you respond to those who say what you did isn’t art?
Do you want to talk about what the actual project itself was and what did you want the end result to be?
Is there anything else you want to add, or clear up?