‘Alone Time,’ Photo Series By JJ Levine, Challenges Traditional Notions Of Gender (via Huffpost & Aubs)
“Alone Time” is a striking and nuanced photo series by Montreal-based artist JJ Levine that seeks to explore issues of gender identity and queer space. Utilizing one model to portray two characters in each photo, the subject of each image in the series embodies both a male and female character within a single frame.
What do you hope viewers take away from this project?
JJ: I’m less interested in increasing viewers’ awareness than I am in inspiring their openness to possibilities beyond what is considered “normal.” In other words, I want to convince the viewer of the many possibilities that may exist within a single surface perception or presentation. Ultimately, I aim to destabilize the notion of gender as singular and predestined by the sex we are assigned at birth.
Shot in 1996 and edited in 2000, this is a short documentary about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls who were socially ostracized at school by their peers and upperclassmen. Everyone in the schoolyard held strong opinions about these so-called “dirty girls,” and meanwhile the “dirty girls” themselves aimed to get their message across by distributing their zine across campus. Directed by Michael Lucid.
“Atlanta, Georgia’s cable access shows are some of the best in the country and most were made via FUNTONE USA. In this clip the Singing Peek Sisters are guests on Ralph Bailey’s TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND. The sisters are interviewed and then they perform a jaw dropping number entitled “Steppin’ On the Clouds”. These sisters are so unique and talented that they have created their own key AND time signitures!!!! Mrs. Miller, outta the way…the sisters are back on the airwaves.”
Rihanna – Birthday Cake Dance Occupy Wall street (32BJ) by Jonte’, Danielle Polanco & KOOAN (from aubs)
boyfriend by boyfriend (enjoy their “slave contract” smiles… and the blond… it’s all about the blond)