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Ken, to be destroyed (2014)

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION / LIME WHARF LONDON, U.K

Curated by KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU

Artist: SARA DAVIDMANN

It was a family secret that Davidmann’s uncle Ken (K) was trans*. The family attempted to erase this from history and the family album depicts K as male.The exhibition title was taken from the writing on an envelope that Davidmann found in her mother’s possessions. In the envelope were letters written by, to, and about K’s experiences as s/he tried to reconcile being trans* with his relationship with his wife and the social expectations of married life in the 1950s and 1960s.Using family photographs and letters, Davidmann combines photographic processes from K’s life time and the present to queer the family album and reinstate K as trans*.