Mapping a Genocide
Transgender, as a tool of community and identity, is in a liminal position where we, trans and queer people, have to fight for our right for self-determination, lest the oppressive institutions of media, violence and even Art, define our experience for us.
Mapping a Genocide, is a series of images that document the locations of killings of trans people. Through the use of Google Maps a narrative is created through the abstraction of geography. These satellite images create a placement for the viewer and an immediate connection to the trans bodies that took their last breath in these locations. The deaths of trans people is a genocide, a mass slaughter- specifically trans women of color. This project aims to bring awareness to this reality through subtle images of space.