about 2faced1.com

"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)
Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) 
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 its 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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Post date Mon 19 Jan 2015 1:49 PM

Oh and I forgot...Puffy Eye Wahlberg in the mix

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A 2FACED1 Tribute to Gaultier: Fredrik

Post date Mon 12 Jan 2015 7:27 PM

2FACED1: A Tribute To Jean Paul Gaultier pt. 1 from Decida on Vimeo.

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Performance directed by Decida. 2FACED1 is a loosely connected transnational collective, but it's also a term describing a more fluid way of relating to identity.

Film by 2FACED1, edited by Klara Kristoffersson, DoPs: Maceo Frost and Oscar Stenberg, music mix by Neva Delay

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Post date Tue 25 Nov 2014 2:52 PM

a Trip Through Maria "Decida" Wahlberg's Selected Works c:a 2001-2014 and FFW-->

...abt 13 yrs later I finally understand what I’m working with.

I did a talk about my work under the scary ass theme “Courage & Failure” at Arkitekt- & Designcentrum two weeks ago. It ended up in a Tumblr with no failed careers left out… For the first time, like, ever, I tried to put together all different kind of formats and titles in one feed. If you happen to be interested what it sums up in http://mariadecidawahlberg.tumblr.com

 

NO ID - The Short Film

Post date Sun 9 Nov 2014 7:51 PM

 

Its here!

"No iD is a two minute short dance film, exploring themes of identity. Ideas of how one view oneself, the perception by others and the sometimes disconnect of the two. A person's complex soul and self-image is seen as a multitude of layers in a physical state.

Set against the backdrop of a lonely stretch of road in the desert, the story is told through the style of a dance battle where the protagonist end up facing themselves."

NOID a shortfilm by Emnet Mulugeta - In a 2FACED1 State Of Mind - Choreograpy; Decida & Dancers; Martha Nabwire, Maele "Reeflex" Sabuni and Yared Tilahun Cederlund, music by Up To No Good. More info here

Behind the scenes here!

Win two tickets to "Advanced Style" tomorrow. Thursday

Post date Wed 22 Oct 2014 8:30 PM

[SWE) I dokumentären “Advanced Style” får vi möta kvinnor som alla lever för mode och har gjort så i årtionden. Ålderspannet på dessa modeljeon som innebor New Yorks gator sträcker sig mellan 62-95 år! Genom sin eklektiska stil vägrar de låta sig styras av rådande åldersideal. En respektfull, mycket underhållande och gripande skildring av dessa unika kvinnor.

Email hi2faced1@gmail.com before 14.00 tomorrow, answering who your favorite stylosopher is!

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NO ID - A 2FACED1 Short Film

Post date Sun 12 Oct 2014 8:23 PM

The 2FACED1 short film "NO iD" directed by Emnet Mulugeta, Choreography by Decida and dancers; Maele "Reflex Sabuni, Martha Nabwire, Yared Tilahun Cederlund, music by UoToNoGood will be shown at the San Jose International Short Film Festival tonight  in "La Grande Expėrience" tonight!

"NO iD is a two minute short dance film, exploring themes of identity. Ideas of how one view oneself, the perception by others and the sometimes disconnect of the two. A person's complex soul and self-image is seen as a multitude of layers in a physical state. 

Set against the backdrop of a lonely stretch of road in the desert, the story is told through the style of a dance battle where the protagonist end up facing themselves"

- Emnet Mulugeta

 

Behind the scenes (9th of January 2013)

Thanks to full crew!!!

 

2FACED1 & HOLD-efterfesssten Tue 23/9

Post date Mon 22 Sep 2014 1:41 PM

[SWE] När Erik Linghede (koreograf) hörde av sig till mig under upptakten till vad som skulle komma att bli dansföreställningen HOLD fanns det ingen tvekan om att jag skulle vara med och bidra där jag kunde. Dels på ett 2FACED1-plan där vi sätter våra egna världar och bestämmer över vad vi tycker är “normalt”, utan att för den skull just snacka om det. Men också på ett mycket personligt plan för att jag fascineras något enormt av hur HOLD går i motsatt rörelse mot min egen erfarenhet av att ha varit en dansare som sysslat med poppingens avhumaniserande rörelser, fast utifrån en kvinnokropp. Där min kropp redan hade laddats med särskilda värden i utgångspunkten, handlade det ofta om att neutralisera den. I Robins och Antons fall fyller de istället samma teknik med allt det där som alltid kopplats till just kvinnokroppar; känsla, mjukhet, ömhet, sex. Detta i sökandet efter det läskigaste av allt; riktig intimitet, den sorten som fortfarande, eller som snarare VERKLIGEN, existerar bortom stereotypa könsroller. HOLD rekommenderas å det starkaste till alla 2FACED1s, kan ses tis-tors på Dansens Hus och ikväll har vi releasefest på Dim Sum Room, DJ Andreas Taro Tanisawa spelar skivor.

On top of that; Markus B. Almqvists (Soul Sweat) music! I'm just saying, dancers know how music should sound!

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2FACED1 presenterar: HOLD

Post date Wed 27 Aug 2014 12:10 PM

 

 

2FACED1 presenterar: HOLD av Erik Linghede

I HOLD söker koreografen Erik Linghede tillsammans med dansarna Anton Borgström och Robin Sundberg efter närhet, intimitet och outnyttjad rörelsepotential i en miljö av tekniskt avancerade dansstilar som popping, tutting och waving. I mötet mellan den kontrollerade, näst intill avhumaniserade rörelsen, hiphopens kärna av improvisation och samspel, letar sig en sällsamt vacker dialog om intimitet fram, långt bortom normer och klichéer om det vi kallar kärlek.

Under dagen får vi se en kort version av en föreställning som går upp på Dansen Hus i höst. Civilkurage handlar om medmänsklighet och intimitet, att våga ge det plats var och när det än uppkommer.

PLATS: Raoul Wallenbergs Torg (Brevid Berns/Dramaten) kl 18.30 (sharp). FACEBOOK event här


2FACED1 är ett löst sammansatt transnationellt kollektiv baserat kring ett gemensamt tankesätt i form av stereotypofobi och synen på identitet som något flytande.