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  A WOMAN CALLING HERSELF JEANNE THE PUCELLE (THE MAID), LEAVING OFF THE DRESS AND CLOTHING OF THE FEMININE SEX, A THING CONTRARY TO DIVINE LAW AND ABOMINABLE BEFORE GOD, AND FORBIDDEN BY ALL LAWS, WORE CLOTHING AND ARMOR SUCH AS IS WORN BY MEN  | 2017 | 67 x 42 x 57 in (dimensions vary) | redwood, metal chain, nylon, glass, water from the Pacific Ocean   This sculpture is accompanied by twenty-seven glass vessels filled with water from the Pacific Ocean to represent the twenty-seven (recorded) trans lives lost to violence in 2016. The overwhelming majority of lives lost were those of trans women and trans feminine people of color, speaking to the inextricable connection between race and gender.
       
     
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MEMORIUM/DISTRESS SIGNAL

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MEMORIUM/DISTRESS SIGNAL is a tribute to Joan of Arc, who in 1431 was burned at the stake by the inquisition of the Catholic Church because they refused to stop wearing men's clothing. The burning of the sculpture took place on Transgender Day of Remembrance as a memorial to Joan and all gender variant heroes whose identities have been erased throughout history. The burning doubles as a distress signal as we enter a political era of increased precarity of all marginalized bodies.

This sculpture is accompanied by twenty-seven glass vessels filled with water from the Pacific Ocean to represent the twenty-seven (recorded) trans lives lost to violence in 2016. The overwhelming majority of lives lost were those of trans women and trans feminine people of color, speaking to the inextricable connection between race and gender.

  A WOMAN CALLING HERSELF JEANNE THE PUCELLE (THE MAID), LEAVING OFF THE DRESS AND CLOTHING OF THE FEMININE SEX, A THING CONTRARY TO DIVINE LAW AND ABOMINABLE BEFORE GOD, AND FORBIDDEN BY ALL LAWS, WORE CLOTHING AND ARMOR SUCH AS IS WORN BY MEN  | 2017 | 67 x 42 x 57 in (dimensions vary) | redwood, metal chain, nylon, glass, water from the Pacific Ocean   This sculpture is accompanied by twenty-seven glass vessels filled with water from the Pacific Ocean to represent the twenty-seven (recorded) trans lives lost to violence in 2016. The overwhelming majority of lives lost were those of trans women and trans feminine people of color, speaking to the inextricable connection between race and gender.
       
     

A WOMAN CALLING HERSELF JEANNE THE PUCELLE (THE MAID), LEAVING OFF THE DRESS AND CLOTHING OF THE FEMININE SEX, A THING CONTRARY TO DIVINE LAW AND ABOMINABLE BEFORE GOD, AND FORBIDDEN BY ALL LAWS, WORE CLOTHING AND ARMOR SUCH AS IS WORN BY MEN | 2017 | 67 x 42 x 57 in (dimensions vary) | redwood, metal chain, nylon, glass, water from the Pacific Ocean

This sculpture is accompanied by twenty-seven glass vessels filled with water from the Pacific Ocean to represent the twenty-seven (recorded) trans lives lost to violence in 2016. The overwhelming majority of lives lost were those of trans women and trans feminine people of color, speaking to the inextricable connection between race and gender.

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MEMORIUM/DISTRESS SIGNAL (excerpt)

2017 | TRT of video: 00:04:48 | USA English