Wrongly Bodied Two (2004) weaves together the stories of two people. One chronicles Jake’s modern day evolution from female to male. His experience is juxtaposed with that of Ellen Craft, a 19th century black woman who escapes slavery by passing as a white man.
While photographing Jake's transition, Sligh became conscious of society's psychological response to the transgressive act of changing one's identity and recalling Ellen Craft's journey to freedom, Sligh confronts her own fears of crossing the taboo boundaries of gender, race and class.
One hundred and twelve pages of drawings, photographs, and text were printed with silkscreen acrylic ink and ink jet pigment ink on 100% rag Rives Heavyweight paper in an edition of 46. This 10" x 7" hand sewn silkscreen cloth covered hardback book was produced at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York.
Cornell, Clare Charles. "Bodies Revealed." Exposure, Volume 38:1, 2005, pp. 53-54. A publication of the Society for Photographic Education.
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Museum of Arts & Design New York mit dem Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Corporal Identity-Körpersprache 9. Triennale für Form und Inhalte USA und Deutschland. Exhibition Catalogue (Deutsch-English), 2003, pp 286-287.
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