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"2FACED1 is a visionary digital network,  a loose collective with members in Europe, Africa and North America, bound together by what we call ‘stereotypophobia’."


 

Stereotypophobia

“It is all about critical questioning of what identity really is. Would you be the same person in another context? Does society have certain expectations on you based on traditional parameters like class, gender, color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and so on? And how much do these expectations affect your so-called self? Every forward thinking person are aware of those things, its a gift which  also make you relate to other peoples struggles.”

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THE 2FACED1 NETWORK

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 .

 

2FACED1.com:

Decida -  Founder, Creative Director, Director (Stockholm)
Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) 
Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) 
Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg)
Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London)
Pernilla Philip -  Design (Amsterdam)

 

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1-2-3 Certified 2FACED1 Tips From ROKK!

Post date Sat 31 Jan 2015 12:24 PM

1. WATCH: High Art - Dir. Lisa Cholodenko (1998)

 “Olive Kitteridge’ is currently up running on HBO and I was reminded of director Lisa Cholodenko. I’d followed this woman’s work ever since i saw her first feature film ‘High Art’ back in 1998, its one of my favourite films. Maybe it’s do with the fact that i had just moved to London and was finding out about life outside of my home town that made this film resonate with me? It could have been my own aspiration to be a photographer that drew me into it’s world and or the encapsulating relationship that sparks out of two people meeting that captured my imagination, I am a hopeless romantic after all. But i think it has more to do with its particular unique representation of Love that enthralled me.

And I’m all about the immersive experience of cinema that laptop’s sometimes cannot provide. So if you choose to see it, try and see it on the big screen, encourage your local cinema to screen it or have a screening of it yourself but watch it big. It’s rich and rewarding.

 



2. WATCH: Secrets & Lies - Dir. Mike Leigh (1996)

It was 1997, again a transformative time for me living in London and it was also the beginning of a fascination with Mike Leigh and his particular style of work and realisation of characters that is still with me today. Famously secretive about his particular way of working, he manages to craft such vivid and real characters that only Joanna Hogg another favourite director of mine has managed to achieve.

A wonderful film immersed in the complexities of living life like we do. Not some imagined existence that a Hollywood studio conjures up to get bums on seats. His films are always full of characters and actors that allow us to imagine ourselves within them because they do not fall into the stereotypical ideas of beauty. This film manages to break my heart every time i watch it.

This film is easy for me to talk about because it was the first time i really related to what i was seeing on screen. It wasn’t even me i saw on screen, it was my sister. I actually felt like someone had been watching my life growing up and had taken the essence of how my sister used to be and just dropped her in front of me.

 



3. WATCH: Portrait Of Jason - Shirley Clarke (1967)

I presented this film as part of the Fringe Film Festival in London in 2011 after hearing about it from a friend in New York. The first time i watched it i had to watch it again just to make sure of what i thought I had seen and heard was true. It’s a film that is not just about the person in front of the camera. Jason Holliday was an extremely charming, effervescent and charismatic person of colour that identified as homosexual and as a hustler. And you can see why they would have chosen him as a person to make a portrayal of because of his enduring eloquence and ability to tell a good story. But as the film progresses there is an unease that unfolds as things start to take a turn for the worst.

I admire the cinema verite approach but deplore its eventual prejudice. A true sign of the times when it comes to attitudes towards race and sexuality in the late 60s.

 

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Rokk aka Paul Bryan has been a prominent figure and DJ on London’s queer club scene since he took up a residency at ‘The Cock’ club night in 2003. Previously an A&R man for Parlophone Records he moved on to become resident at the now legendary London club night ‘Boombox’ and followed that with his own night ‘Body Talk’ in 2010 of which Robyn named her last album after. He’s produced, provided remix duties and Dj support for her, The Pet Shop Boys, Isaac Julien, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gorillaz, Kylie Minouge, Marios Schwab and Monarchy whilst touring globally throughout his DJ career. Spreading his wings into more visual elements Rokk is also a photographer and has worked with Bella Freud, Tilda Swinton, John Maybury and Alexander McQueen on their recent fashion films. A short film about Robyn he directed is due for release this year.

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