BLACKTRANSARCHIVE.COM/WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley / United Kingdom / 2020 / 20 min
An interactive archive made to store and centre black trans people. We will never be forgotten again.
A Black Trans Archive/video game by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, the Black British Trans artist and game developer.“WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT” is part of her DOTCOM series which compiles archives of the lives and stories of black trans people. The work was designed alongside Black Trans people in London, collaboratively designing the characters’ landscapes and story. The installation consists of a projection screen and three interactive buttons that allow you to enter pixelated spaces in which avatars in low-resolution blocks reminiscent 3d graphics in 1990s.