A photo-poem which explores sexual violence, victimhood and the ways in which victims are blamed. It is a response to the documents that detail sexual violence — court transcripts, news reports, and interviews with victims. Phrases and statements from these sources are accompanied by images which seek to uncover the questions and emotions latent within these texts. It is a way to move beyond the fetishistic treatment of rape narratives and rape victims; a new vocabulary about sexual violence, victimhood and survival.
Artist: Madeleine Corcoran