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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Moisturizing

Moisturizing is an interactive film that explores how we find time to take care of ourselves, and the ways that this time is taken by others.

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is a London and Berlin-based Black trans artist, game developer and mother. Through video game aesthetics and technologies, Brathwaite-Shirley aims to bring to the forefront the experiences of Black trans women and, more generally, to archive the Black trans experience: those living, those that have passed, and those that have been forgotten. They use technology to imagine Black trans lives in environments that centre their bodies.

Image credit: Moisturizing, dir. Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, 2020