re(creating) gender is a web project submitted for the fall semester production course in my Digital and Interactive Storytelling MA at the University of Westminster. Its goal is to explore three trans artists' relationships with creativity through an interactive documentary presentation.
Creating documentary projects focused on transgender subjects is always difficult because normalised journalistic conventions can subtly reinforce transphobic ideas. Early in the ideation phase for this project, I read Julia Serano's Whipping Girl, which emphasised this. At that point, I decided to design a project that would be focused on trans people, but not directly about transition or trans activism.
This project intentionally rejects video interviews as they provide a lot of information to the viewer that is unimportant and potentially distracting.
BRANDING AND SKETCHES
Tattoo Studio Shoot:
Digital photos and video shot with Canon 6D.
35 mm photos shot with Canon EOS 750 SLR.
Photos edited in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Audio recorded on Zoom H4N Pro with Audio-Technica Condenser AT8010 and edited in Adobe Audition.
Virtual Audio Interviews:
Photos submitted by interviewees.
Audio recorded in Zoom and edited with Adobe Audition.
Waveform videos created with Headliner.
HTML and CSS written in Brackets and hosted by GitHub Pages.