Systemic and structural femicide — in this case spousal — is a social phenomenon that is often left invisible and normalized, and representation of it is often manipulated.
Since 2017, Zoé Aubry has been developing a work on the representation of femicides in the media. The third part of her project is centred on the murder of a young Mexica woman who was killed and chopped up by her husband, in February 2020. In the wake of this crime, theatricalized images of the dismembered corpse of the victim, made by the authorities at the scene of the crime, were published in the Mexican tabloids. The appearance of these images on front pages generated a wave of anger at the time. A Mexican woman created the hashtag #IngridEscamillaVargas on Twitter and launched a campaign condemning this voyeurism and calling on people to share photos “of beautiful things” in order to make the horrifying photographs disappear under an online flood of images.

For her installation, Zoé Aubry has gathered the images that were posted during the weeks that followed the murder as part of this collective movement aimed at producing invisibility by exploiting algorithms. She places them all in the foreground of her installation in such as a way as to cover up a pixelated cyanotype of one of the crime-scene images that were published in the tabloids. To extend this work of struggle and demand into the public space of Biel/Bienne, Aubry invites everyone to makes these images visible throughout the city in a participatory postering campaign. An aspect of this participatory extension of the work has been realised in collaboration with La Couleur des Jours.


BOOK LAUNCH at Rencontres d’Arles 06.07, Librairie du Palais, 10 rue du Plan de la Cour, 14h-19h

Jungkunst 2022, Halle 53, Winterthur

Photoforum Pasquart during Bieler Fototage

#Ingrid, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, CH currated by Doris Gassert

The Best Photo Books from Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022, AnOther [Words by Alex Merola]

How the Reaction to a Young Woman’s Murder Sparked Change in Mexico, Elephant.Art [Words by Kate Neave]

#Ingrid, une arme visuelle pour combattre les féminicides, Vertigo, RTS

Avec"#Ingrid", Zoé Aubry questionne la représentation médiatique d’un féminicide, RTS

Féminicide: quand l’image devient une arme numérique, Quotidien Jurassien

The Artist Talks by The Eyes — currated by Véronique Prugnaud, Paris Photo

« Photobooks about body, power and critical approach to feminism », with Tara Ulmann, Roxana Savin and Sarah Girard, Photobooks Switzerland, Photoforum Pasquart — currated by Anastasia Mityukova and Jana Johanna Haeckel