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)
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?"
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!
“Some days I feel like I’ll do it, some days I don’t. Some days I feel like I don’t need to, some days I feel like I want to do it before I die. So, I don’t know where to fall. I am just hoping one day I get that inspiration,” he said at an event for Gillette’s eMO’gency Styler Tour, which supports men’s health and prostate cancer programs. The tour kicked off in New York, with stops scheduled in Chicago and Houston.
That's it from me today, but follow me on instagram, @decida. I will do some visual research and might post one or two fine things over there.
The New York City premiere of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners was held on Wednesday night (April 3). Trailer above.
"Free Angela tells the dramatic story of how a young professor’s social justice activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a bloody shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.
In this historical vérité style documentary, marking the 40th anniversary of her acquittal on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy, Angela Davis recounts the politics and actions that branded her a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner. At its core, the story wrestles with the meaning of political freedom in a democracy negotiated between the people and its government. Strong, attractive, and engaging, Angela Davis is one such person who became a symbol at the center of this still relevant power struggle."
Killed this one last fall, now it also got a rap...a reason to listen to it again, even if the rap doesn't pricesly make the song better. But it's A$AP and I hope Jessie Ware gets more recognition in the States. She's worth it. Jassie Ware feat. A$AP Rocky "Wildest Moments" (maybe she should had Tyler on the track instead, thinking that his emo vibe on IFHU would've suited this dramatic production...)
Me, mr. D and Mie had a lovely dinner with this man last summer when he was visiting Sweden, now finally here are some new music from Yasin Bey's, formely known as Mos Def, and Mannie Fresh's upcoming project!
I'm just working and working, should see an end to it soon.
Just found out: my favorite song from Saul's Vulcanic Sunlight has a video. And what a lovely little video it is!
"This video for the single 'Fall Up' from Saul Williams' current release 'Volcanic Sunlight' includes footage from the short film 'pencil and graphite' by Steven Foley, originally photographed on February 22, 1992.
'pencil and graphite' stars Saul Williams and Tanika Ray in what is believed to be their first ever appearances on film.
Originally edited with a soundtrack that included samples of songs from Depeche Mode, John Coltrane and Big Audio Dynamite, this version of the film/video was inspired by and created specifically to accompany Williams' track 'Fall Up'."
The 2FACED1 honorary member, Saul Williams, breaks it down the way only he can:
"My question to you tonight is,
what is your mind's immigration policy?
Do you detain foreign thoughts that may have entered your mind illegally
against the wishes of your parents, pastors, teachers, leaders,
or perhaps simply against the security of your own comfort?
Are there other thoughts that you have perhaps allowed to go unchecked,
unquestioned because they seem aligned with your so-called identity?
Are you certain that you are not a victim of identity fraud?"
I'm calling it a true privilege to hang out with Saul in the beginning of 2011 in Paris some months before he released Volcanic Sunlight. we listened to some of the, then not yet released, songs, checked out Spoek's "Control" video and also stopped by Damir's house of Doma fashion. A visit that resulted in Saul Williams in Damir Doma for the Berlin Film Festival and the screening of TEY by Dirctor Alain Gomis. (PS read a review over at Africiné by Katarina Hedrén).
Few people I know can live up to the title "Stylosopher" as this man can.
Tomorrow you have the possibility to see someone that most likely is going to blow sooner or later. It's Ms KELOW all the way from Maryland, that's coming to Freshet at Kulturhusets tak. I recommend you to not miss this!
And since this is the Decida Style Blog, the usual dip dive into the style pf this #Stylosopher:
Kelow's latest releases are on a 90's vibe with some samples I heard too many times (but that's just me being so damn old!). Even though I enjoy her flowing over them, I stick to my favorites, two videos from last year. Find more music + downloads here.
Not to forget: her version of no other than my ms Robyn's Cobra Style, check the Press Buttons video over here!