2FACED1.com shows one persons two different faces in photos;
Persona 1: WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS
Persona 2: WHAT YOU FEAR TO BE CONSIDERED AS
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes and inner fears of getting misunderstood by the surroundings. Thoughts that every thinking modern day person does reflect upon. We're asking every day people from an innercity context where old categories as ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class are reassessed, why they choose to look like they do. We’re diggin' deep, peeling off garments, codes and attributes. We’re searching for transnational identities - is the conclusion that we choose whoever we want to be today?!
A 2FACED1 STATE OF MIND
A 2FACED1 is highly aware of existing stereotypes related to your own ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class. You’re trying to avoid them but sometimes also play with them to make people think twice about who you are. Two faced doesn’t mean anything negative here, it explains the double folded view you have on identity if you’re not the existing norm. Self awareness is a gift, because it also helps you to understand other peoples situations better. To be a 2FACED1 is to have the feet in different worlds, be able to move between them but feel rather at home in that space in between. You've stepped out of your comfort zone and has become one of the new identities where ol' categories are mashed up and rootlessness and non-given identity just means major possibilities.
2FACED1 is a state of mind, 2FACED1.com is a display-window for this mindset and the network of 2FACED1 includes all of you progressive non-stereotypes with a double perspective on identity.
Decida - Editor, Founder, Creative Director (Stockholm) Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg) Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London) Pernilla Philip - Design (Amsterdam)
Gets the shivers, this is so much a soundtrack to Gränbyskolan in the early 90's, I copied it to tape from Selvija in my parallel class, and just danced, danced and danced. This is definitely a ground stone in the Decida Style of Motion right here hehe. I wonder if Dessa still remembers any of the choreographies we taught them Gränby kids, and I wonder if the kids remember! TLC was perfect in your headphones back then, i e His Story and Hat 2 Da Back felt like feminist anthems for us and that's the underpinning mode of the whole album.
Hat 2 da back I gotta kick my pants down real low That's the kinda girl that I am, that's the kinda girl that I am
Yesterday it was 10 years since one third of the group, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, past away and ESSENCE talks to Chili and T-boz over at their web, abot Left Eye and VHI's upcoming biopic. The tomfoolery in feeling protective over an artist that's not even longer alive...stupid as it might be, I hate when I'm like this...getting frustrated over people not knowing what's really up blogging....oh lord I'm too old for this...Anyway today an other real TLC fan hits Sweden; Gina! Will meet up with her and Lina, a funny anecdote: Lina did cut her hair like T-Boz in -94 and then some months later a certain Robyn has her breakthrough and suddenly people starts calling Lina "Robyn", Lina gets pissed and keep telling people about T-Boz, but noone really listen. Fifteen years later Robyn herself confirms that the classic Robyn bob cut anno 1995 was inspired by, yes you're right; T-Boz!
is our Editor-In-Chief and founder of the 2FACED1 project.
Stereotypophobe, stylosopher, popculture head and first and foremost a 2FACED1. Net-native based in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Creative Director/Art Director/Graphic Designer
- Stage Director/Choreographer
METAL MAGAZINE described her as follows:
”Decida is a pop cultural nerd, music fiend and global inner-city citizen based in Stockholm. A "Jackie" of many trades who realized that the message is more important than the type of media you're working with, She has a background in social studies and graphic design, and is currently a Creative Director and a stylist or "Stylosopher", as she likes to say. "I'm one who uses clothing as codes for identity, knows the brand history both the official one and the one of the streets and sees style as a reaction of the society it's created in" she says."