Storying Rape (2012)
2012 Liverpool Biennial
multiple locations, Liverpool, UK

Storying Rape (2012) is a performative conversation filmed at Los Angeles City Hall on January 27, 2012, that explores current and alternative narratives on rape in an effort to abate the crime. The content of the conversation was communicated to audiences via an assembly of bloggers using various social media platforms. Storying Rape was originally commissioned by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival.

The 2012 Liverpool Biennial presented a screening of Storying Rape at the Gunard, accompanied by the collected responses and results of a social media campaign launched on the occasion of the exhibition. Lacy also produced a series of live conversations between young people, politicians, and community leaders on the topic of rape and domestic violence that took place at various locations throughout Liverpool. Working with local anti-violence groups, Lacy produced a two page insert urging local policy changes in a newspaper as part of the project.

More information on Storying Rape, Three Weeks in January, the Three Weeks in January Twitter feed and the Shame Ends Here Tumblr blog can be accessed online at



Storying Rape exists as a single-channel color video. It is available for exhibitions and private collections. Please use the contact section on this site for more details.