Transmedia uses clips from the Netflix Documentary Disclosure, which addresses the injustice of trans people on how they are inaccurately portrayed in the media. This centres around trans experience throughout the history of the media. These voices came directly from the trans community which adds a different perspective on these films and how it has affected individuals and the community.
This installation exhibits set pieces and clips from films/series: The Silence of the Lambs, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, The Danish Girl and Pose which are all mentioned in the documentary. These components represent different stages of trans portrayal within popular media, in particular Hollywood. They were largely depicted as a joke and deviants, often ‘played’ by cisgender actors. Now the spotlight is on the reality of the experiences of those who are transgender.
Everyone is invited to anticipate and witness this installation where they’ll be able to interact with the set pieces. Hopefully, this would create a background for both trans and non-trans people on how trans representation in the media has evolved throughout the history. This also foregrounds that visibility is not the end goal, but a means to an end.