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)
Seamy things keep going on over at Patrik Söderstams CONTRAACT tumblr! Speaking of Söderstam, hope you all remember his legendary throwbacks with vampire dentures, that would be what ASAP Rocky really would kill for today!
On Sundays, in spring, the wind had its special way of blowing over an empty, grainy sidewalk in Uppsala. Had been waiting all week for the weekend because something exciting could go down. But the expectations hardly never became fulfilled. Maybe because our heads always where somewhere else.
It's here, the video for Q.U.E.E.N. Ok. the funk sound is far from surprising. Your hopes are high over these women on the same track, which can lead to disappointment. Erykah flows on the the beat the way only she can but it's not until Janelle pulls of a rap it really does something for me! That something is sometimes concealed in her artistery - but right there it is a glance of it! Can I get more?!
I asked a question like this "Are we a lost generation of our people? Add us to equations but they'll never make us equal. She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel. So why ain't the stealing of my rights made illegal? They keep us underground working hard for the greedy, But when it's time pay they turn around and call us needy. My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti Gimme back my pyramid, I'm trying to free Kansas City. Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman. Well I'm gonna keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman You can take my wings but I'm still goin' fly And even when you edit me the booty don't lie Yeah, keep singing and I'mma keep writing songs I'm tired of Marvin asking me, "What's Going On? March to the streets 'cuz I'm willing and I'm able Categorize me, I defy every label And while you're selling dope, we're gonna keep selling hope We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope Will you be electric sheep? Electric ladies, will you sleep? Or will you preach?"
"WHAT UP MORTAL JOURNALIST. Bosh and I are linked eternally. When I was raised from a puppy by Bosh's grandfather he sliced me with ancient star blade of his family. In doing so, he has forever linked me to his kin. So, it's always good to see him. Mike Miller is a great dude. Very polite. Didn't even get all mad about how I possessed his body and stuff. I really can't take too much credit for the 3's. Most of that was Mr. Miller. He has that inside of him-always. Now that I'm a spirit- I just kind of go around giving sage advice and resurrecting people and stuff."
My big bru Apollo has told me about the early 90's in Paris, when he used to dance with Army Of Lovers in the middle of their heyday. La Camilla was the amazon and Jean Paul just as Thierry Mugler were both amazed by her whole appearance! Apollo told me Camilla's dress was so tight so she couldn't do a proper catwalk wich instead lead to JPG finding this dog and turned it to a dogwalk (nifty huh!). The whole Gaultier show from 1992 was inspired by Jaque Tati's film "Mon Oncle"!
THE SOUNDTRACK TODAY: Jassie Ware got something new " Imagine it Was Us" - this one will be spinning over here during the spring, it's def so my type of jam! Listen to this while checking out videos below!
And then boom there comes Ciara with a new good one "Body Party" which picks a piece from one of my long time favorite Summer Anthems: Ghost Town DJ's "My Boo". Can't go wrong! The most twisted thing about this is that the vixen, or call him the hunk of the video looks like my boyfriend I had around the time when "My Boo" was out!
PS. Also take some time an analyze the "sexiness" of Ian vs. Ciara's videos
1. Why I only fuck with Street Culture / Pop Culture / NEW Culture? One example, Noam Chomsky says "racism is so prevalent in academia that it is laced in the very language used by teachers and professors." (Well that goes for sexism too and all old weird fucked up traditions of oppression)
2. Jonas Hassen Khemiris letter to our Minister of Injustice Beatrice Ask is now published on New York Times for the whole world to read. The 2FACED1s knew that would happen sooner or later. One of the main purposes with the net-nativeness and popcultural context for 2FACED1 is the wish that through transnational connections take/share knowledge and support from all over the world, global to local and the other way around. This is also why I always rant about how important Internet-rights are for progressive minds to be able to create new culture. I take for granted that this article will fuel the debate about what's REALLY going on in Sweden 2013 cause we have a problem. (And I wonder what Barack Obama would say to Beatrice Ask if they would meet?)
3. We miss the Gypsy but she's soon back from her mega trip to then again share pieces of her magnificiant brain with us others.
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."