I Can't Breathe., 2015
Animated GIF, 9 sec loop
 
 

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I CAN'T BREATHE, 2015 is a GIF animating the last words of Eric Garner, an African American man from Staten Island, New York killed by a New York Police Department officer using a banned chokehold in 2014. The words in the phrase appear one at a time fading in and out giving the GIF a cinematic quality. The font used for the words in the GIF is similar to that of the iconic "I AM A MAN" poster that was employed in the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee.