8M in CDMX

March 8, 2020 was the International Women Day and in Mexico City. #8M was the name given to this movement in 2018. On this day, over 100,000 women took the streets in the capital of the Mexico. The situation in Mexico is an appalling abuse of life. From 2015 to June 2019, at least 3,080 women were murdered in Mexico, and 56% of the territory in Mexico is considered dangerous for women. Already, as of March 2020, more 380 women have been murdered. Femicides have risen incrementally over the last five years.

“It is going to fall,” (se va a caer), “Mexico killer,” or  “Living with fear is not living,” were just three of the thousands of messages on banners and signs that were chanted on the day of the march. The dirt that fell onto the last roll of film from the march and the blemish that resulted from it during development have become a symbol of the pain on the streets, the decaying state of our social systems, the objects that populate our lives, and the environment we inhabit. As with my project “El Salado,” the medium becomes part of the message.