Against The Odds 2:
Imogen-Blue Hinojosa (Dublin/Mexico/USA/London) – was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Hinojosa has traveled extensively with her practice including the Ireland, US, UK, Japan, China, and Scandinavia. Having lived in so many countries, she is constantly reflecting on her home and culture as a Mexican American, which features prominently in her work.
Imogen-Blue – Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Imogen-Blue uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a reality. The piece i am showing is a short trailer for my short film ” Bed Of Leaves” in which I seek to draw attention to the ever rising death toll of trans women of color worldwide. Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases in the US, my home state of Texas making up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color. The film seeks to show the audience the reality of who these men who claim trans panic defenses are (Transpanic” defense strategy is a legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim’s gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction, including murder.) as well as how transphobia, shame and toxic masculinity are proliferated through toxic constructs. The work draws comparisons between fantasy, the sublime, desire and violence, highlighting a critical issue in the world today in hopes of creating dialogues around trans narratives and the urge for creating protections for the trans community.
In my group we all had a unified theme of Transformation and the magical/fantastic, my work seeks to address the idea of shifting narratives, trans identity, and magical realism in film.
Hinojosa has traveled extensively with her practice including the US, UK, Japan, China, and Scandinavia. Having lived in so many countries, she is constantly reflecting on her home and culture as a Mexican American, which features prominently in her work.
Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Imogen-Blue uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a reality.
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CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: Imogen-Blue Hinojosa – Bed of Leaves
Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme
Deadline – 25/02/2024
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