Voces/Voices, 2008 to present
installation, Dimensions variable
Voces (“Voices”) addresses
the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
An ongoing act of mourning and protest, I silently sit
to the side of the gallery, embroidering the names of
individual murder victims into white blouses. Beginning with
the first documented victims in 1993, every woman is
commemorated with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses
that have been erected and painted throughout the city by
those who mourn the dead. As the shirts fill the
center of the room, memorial shrines and missing person
posters line the walls.