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)
For weeks now, I've been teaching 2nd grade. I am exhausted and OD'd on mandatory teachers coffee BUT I am having the best weeks. The kids smell, yes, and they can be fucking mean BUT they are the most honest, genuine and excited breed of people I know. They rule!
GNUCCI LOVE THE KIDS!
Some of them think I look like Willy Wonka and I guess that's cool ... so I've been rapping lots of Nicki Minaj: "Pull up in a tonka, color of Willy Wonka" and then I started a band with some kids and the name is ...... The Poo Band. So we did poo-raps, I am in awe by how poo-creative the kids are, I respect the poo, it's extremely diverse and classic. "Cow poo, dog poo, cat poo, human poo , all sorts of poo smell euuuuuw" That's the chorus, it's really catchy, I am educating the future MF Doom's and Lauryn Hill's. They wanted the chorus in english cause, listen to this, they want the world to understand. SWAG!
A kid called me a donkey so another kid beat her up and said NO SHE LOOKS LIKE A RABBIT. I could get real self counscious about looking like Willy Wonka, a donkey and/or a rabbit but all I know is that it comes down to me having little kid soldiers fighting for me and thats love.
KIDS LOVE THE GNUCCI!
Check these kids out; muslim trance girl, asian xhylofon banger and the AMAZING kid krumpateers I saw over at Decida's.
This is Dina Alieva from Chechnya and I am sure she is singing about how ballin Allah is to a "too many men too many many men" crowd BUT aside from the dubious mood the melody and Dina's voice is mesmerizing and amazing. I really think this is a tuuuune.
Now, I will never be as good as an asian kid. Sad fact, maybe, but if there is anyone I'm happily below, it's an asian kid AND bangin asian kids! Check this little xhylofon bad ass, bangin it out.
This is so good that I am doing a blogpost-wheel up. Decida posted this video and these kids RULE!
"Spoek Mathambo is a slippery post-Apartheid glam-rap prince from Soweto who is descended from distant African royalty, or Jewish, or both" - FADER MAGAZINE
Part of a new breed of African artists, 25 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper and Graphic Designer/ Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture.
THE BLOG "I write and draw. My content focus will be music and visual art...as well as documenting my travels as a musician. Expect loads and loads of club tropicana...club music of Africa, the Carribean and South America. "
WATCH OUT! Cause sometimes GNUCCI BANANA bumrushes the Zombo Island!