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)
ROBYN - For always being brave and for believing in me, for letting me do this, for all the fun, for doing what you do.
MIRA - For everything (silk gloves included) No videos without you.
PERNILLA - No videos without you, no idea without you.
TYLER - For being you
JONAS ERDENBERG - Keeping this shit together *AlltidStegetFöre
SAM B- DoP For all knowledge, location scouting (the best) hook ups and support
JAMES at WHITEHOUSE- For pushing the video to another level, best editor out there, hands down
JIM & CLAIRE - For bringing this lovely kid (and his sieblings!) up and being a part of this
RICHARD - For being my organized right hand
JiM & BEN - For the work with BTS and patience
BJÖRN - Master of Colors
ANDY @ SPLICE, SMOKE & MIRRORS and LINDA @ STOPP - For believing in the project
JONAS - Last minute savior
MACEO - Last Minute savior
RODAN & KYU - Let's make all those other ideas happen soon
TOBY - Nailing the P-Dogg
LUCY - Making that budget werrrk
SNOOP: For the inspiration
DOP: Sam Brown
Producer: Mira Bajagic
Mini-Robyn: Tyler Keohane
She-Snoop + AD Support + MIXORY creator - Pernilla Philip
1st AD: Richard Newman
2nd AD: Tom Allan
Art Director: Lucy Hayley
Prop Master: Laurence Archer
AD assistant: Seb Pietrovito
Stylist: Toby Grimditch
Stylist Assistant: Giulio Ventisei
Storyboards: Tom Humberstone
Hunk: Marcus Morrisson Pemberton
Lady: Simone Plummer
Steadicam: Barney Davis
Focus Puller: Sarah Rollason
DIT: Jay Patel
Camera Trainee: Clive Williams
Gaffer: Steve Cotton
Spark: Kyle Mann
Key Grip: Sid Le Sarge
Sound Playback: Joe Murrell
PA: Emma Lamp
Chief Make Up: Kate Lindsey
Make Up Assistant: Kristina Ralp, Tina Solberg Torstad
Braids: Joy at Dominion Hair & Beauty
Chief Hair: Hiroshi Matsushita
Hair Assistant: Jesus Junior
Unit Nurse: Chris Mcgonigall
Action Vehicle: John Noel
Camera truck drive: Alexey Jukevic
Production Driver: Ravi Junea
Runner: Danny Matthew, Benson South
Offline Editor: James Norris at Whitehouse Post
VFX Titles – Rodan Tekle and Kyunghee Jwa
VFX – Maceo Frost
Grade - Björn Frithiof at Stopp
Online Editor - Adam Dolniak at Splice
Casting Tyler - Mark Summers Agency
Extras: Loren Anthony, James Wood
BEHIND THE SCENES
James Simpson & Ben Bishop
Grade and Sound: Jonas Wessman
Producer: Mira Bajagic Here Now / 2FACED1
Also thanks to: Eric, Sinead, Tom, Daniel @ DEF, Lina Thomsgård, Colin O'Toole, Duncan Russel and Andrew @ Smoke & Mirrors, Max Vitali, adidas Originals Nordics and LA, Oscar S, Anton & Oskar, Jasmin, Linn, Selam, Alex, full 2FACED1 crew in Stockholm and all over the world (and to all these 2FACED1 who don't know they are 2F1s yet)
The Stockholm Riots has been world wide news - some have been surprised, but for us others it was just a matter of time. I've been chatting to Timbuk off and on about politics, polarization, the Swedish establishment's inabilities to see talent when it comes in other forms and colors than they are used to, brain drain, and the importance of the #2FACED1 s double perspective, translating things between other groups to move forward in a human, modern direction. To be exact he pretty much just summed it up in this brilliant re-make of the iconic "The Message". Timbuk would never use this epic and unexplainable important song in American history as his backdrop if there wasn't a real reason for it. This is where we at, Sweden. We need to decide what direction we shall take from here.
- until then do like Jason - what YOU do best! (And for those who still are sleeping, wake up.)
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?"