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)
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'."
Decida is buzy growing a beard for Christmas, and as usual the Intern gets to entertain in her place!
L’UOMO Vougerecently did a highly interesting feature in their magazine with the web-hyped singer and member of Odd Future; Frank Ocean! I have during the last month been listening to his music non stop. Frank is a amazingly talanted new thinking kind-of-r’n’b artist, but he dosen’t like to call what he does r’n’b (stereotypophobia!), however he released a EP this summer called Nostalgia, Ultra which was all over the web.
But somehow I never listened to it because I was too lazy, and because I can’t connect my headphones to my laptop since my brother broke it(!), but now I’m going through all the new good music that have come with the new Hip hop wave. Ocean's music is sometimes a little bit Kanye á la 808’s & Hertbreak. It’s not that wierd if he has been influenced by Kanye since he’s worked with him and Jay-Z, on Watch the Throne (which btw is on my Christmas wishlist)! In the interview Frank’s political thoughts also come up, it turns out that Frank also is a Occupy All Streets supporter and is planning a trip to Zuccotti park to show his support and be a part of it! Score! Now we got him, Saul and Lupe, but I still think more should get involved!
The great photographer that has captured Frank in Vouge is Nabil Elderkin, a close friend to Frank that also shot the “Novacane” video. The stylist is Rushka Bergman, the fashion editor for L’uomo Vouge, and has worked with everyone from Michael to Beyoncé and Snoop among others. Nabil is according to me one of the best new photographers, he was also the man that captured Kanye so stunnigly in the “Glow in the dark” photo book.
We paid a tribute to Janet in the Swedish National Radio: MUSIKGUIDENmed Jenny Seth, were we discussed what the Control album has meant for popmusic and us! Also featured is a bunch of great and brand new songs that all sampled Janet. I think we touched some really interessting topics while we upgrading Janets status the way we think it deserves to be! Go listen (Swedish)!
Starting today, at Albert & Victoria Museum in London, is the exhibition: The House Of Annie Lennox . This 2FACED1 favorite and stylosopher who has been seen on the blog before, is worthy every inch of that exhibition. With Annies's full throttle soul diva voice and songs with melodies to die for, add lyrics with substance, Eurythmics always summed up what great pop music is about and still can be about.
And for the people that got blissed out over GAGA as a man on VMA's, well it's been done before, of course by this Annie, back in 1984 (I still appreciate Gaga did it in the way that more female mainstream acts should stop bother about the good looks all the time...).
A personal note: It could have been my beloved cousin Linda or if it was my neighbour Karin's daddy Bertil who provided me with a copied tape of the REVENGE album (Robyn looks a little bit like Annie on this cover doesn't she?). This is before I've even started school. I remember having mom and dad, who's newer really been into music, playing the tape over and over again in our car. Most magnetic at this point in my young life was Thorn In My Side togheter with Take Your Pain Away. I still know the order of the songs by heart. Once you get quality you never go back lixom.
Was looking for some street style shots, was missing seeing that pure essens of style in a combination of knowing the signs ot the times, that a few people can pull off. You know it immediatly when you find it. I didn't and went back to Brad Pitt and Robin Givens instead, they dated back in 1989. Came to think of what Robin Givens has said "I can remember walking down the street with him in New York and everyone going, "Come on, Robin, don't give up on the brothers yet!"' . Well even if you happen to be goddamned BRAD PITT this can happen to you....
I'm up in the north in my grandfathers old house, everything except this laptop feels kind of 1989 btw.
New (well a couple of months) from SHABAZZ PLACES as in babyface Mr Butterfly of DIGABLE PLANETS straight from my youth, yes that's right! I boughtREACHINback in 1993 - milestone in my own private history of music.BLOWOUT COMBis not to be forgotten, I'm still amazed how they sampled the sound inbetween the tones on this album.
And I'm stoked over tonights concerts, can't wait to see the old ladies of ESG dropping heavy bass lines live!