call me by my name

This project is all about the elementary right and need to be seen, to be loved, to be respected and to feel connected. It materialises the permanent, even life-long struggle between one’s pure self and the ego. It brings to the fore the unjustice and frustration of not being “seen”. It focuses on those people who are rarely seen. In what way do they attract, when do they push off? Who are they really?
My research, for which I followed gay and transsexual sex workers in Antwerp for two years (2018-2019), has been archived in a wooden box (D: 31.5 cm W: 51.5 cm H: 33 cm).