Your body is the warmest place

Colonization is not merely the act of occupying a land and its resources. It is a system that preys on the minds and bodies of these territories’ indigenous populations. “Your body is the warmest place” draws a parallel between the human anatomy and topography. The subjects photographed come from a formerly colonized nation in either of Asia or Africa and currently live in the diaspora. Each photograph zooms in on a different body part depicting an amorphous shape analogous to a natural landscape. As the Polaroid is separated from its encasing and transferred onto watercolor paper, the photograph is thrown in hot water and scraped off the mylar that once held it in place. As the photograph loses its foundation it must reshape itself to fit its new home.