2FACED1 is a loose transnational creative collective, bound together by a mindset evolving around stereotypophobia and the view of identity as something fluid and changing depending on context.
A 2FACED1 emphasizes similarities in the approach to traditional identity indicators (such as class, gender, color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs etc.) – rather than those set identity indicators themselves. This opens up for relating to other peoples struggles. It’s about critical questioning of what identity really is. Would you be the same person in another context? Do you have certain expectations on you based on old identity categories? And how much do these expectations affect your so-called self?
2FACED1 has an idea of a Transnational identity based on the shareability of Pop Culture in an digital world. Pop Culture is, in many aspects, a phenomenon driven out of todays market capitalist economy, but we refuse to see all of it as something trivial and dumbed-down for the masses. Instead could it be labeled as a common language and a tool, that in it’s best moments encourage people to create their own identity.
Could 2FACED1 be a platform for a collective view including as many different perspectives as possible – since one single person can never have experienced them all? A platform for gathering strength to keep the nuanced perspective in every situation, with focus on open-mindness and understanding, but where it is still possible to be an individual within the community?
2FACED1 is what YOU want it to be. 2FACED1 will grow organically with whatever the 2FACED1s decide to do with it. 2FACED1 is not an organization in the traditional way, it is something fluid rather than rigid. Everyone and anyone can be a 2FACED1, it is up to oneself to decide – the only rule is to keep the stereotypophobia intact.
“Seeing people in terms of one dominant ‘identity’ is not only impositioning an arbitrary priority, but also denies the important liberty of a person who can decide on their respective loyalties to different groups to all of which she belongs.”
– Amartya Sen