WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT, 2020
WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT focused was to archive black trans existence. Working alongside a group of black trans people we archived their experience weaving it into an archive that would centre them. This Black Trans archive reacts to the identity and choices of those who enter it.
This is our space
About the artist:
daniellebrathwaiteshirley.com, resurrectionand.com | @ladydangfua
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in digital media to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience with fiction to imaginatively retell Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record the "History of Trans people both living and past" their work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans people are stored for the future.