Continuum is a portrait project which documents people within the transgender community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they face the risk of persecution within social settings and also by laws which criminalise all walks of life within the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) community.
Most times, these men and womyn* are singled out based on their appearances.
They are taunted on trains, yelled at in public places and
This body of work was created as means to look past labels like Female-to-Male and Male-to-Female, to revisit existing dialogues on sex and sexuality, while creating room for new understandings on gender identity - as well as to grasp how gender is as indefinite and varied as the human face.
In the artworks, faces are separated from the bodies to symbolize the body and the soul as being separate things - and by extension, divide our perception about the two.
* "Womyn" is one of several alternative spellings of the word "women" used by
some feminists. Writers who use alternative spellings see them as an
expression of female independence and a repudiation of traditions that define females by reference to a male norm.