Cenée, a visual poem about non-binary gender
“A poetic proof that gender has not normally been an issue.” Movie Way & Photography by Alejandro BORJAS DUNCAN. Models are Nathan Peron, Elea Bujosa, Pauline Painchault, Emett Suzie Moneze, Lisa Leroux, Brenda Oliveros.
«Cenée» is a visual poem whose tale is influenced by a Greek fantasy and its abstract sort has been motivated by the visual novel «The Cage», published by Martin Vaughn-James in 2002. Its goal is to instruct us a single issue: gender was not an issue in Ancient Greece and the notion of id is extra fluid than what we even want to acknowledge.”
“I think our identity is a little something we all develop every single day. It evolves, it adjustments, it adapts. It is a building motivated by our beliefs, our activities, the environment that surrounds us, and our individual uniqueness… The first fantasy of Caeneus tells the story of a lady that, just after getting sexually abused by Poseidon, she asks him to be turned into a gentleman, « so that she can never ever be susceptible again.”
“This movie starts off with that function but the narrative evolves into an interior lookup about self-identification and the conjunction of masculinity and femininity in the exact same individual. It supports the principle of non-binary gender in a refined way.
« Cenée » goes against the fact that even presently we are supposed to make a cage, a prison for our suggestions, for our self-expression to limit us, to make us believe that that every thing is black or white, appropriate or erroneous, male or feminine. After we stop considering in a binary way, only then, we will be able to settle for ourselves and everyone else.
Greek mythology was my primary inspiration due to the fact it is the tradition we have a tendency to look at when we’re seeking for responses to aged humanity thoughts. I was astonished to see that ancient greeks currently understood the concept of non-binary gender and in some way or one more they built-in into their lifestyle and handed it on to the next generations. Right now, more than at any time, we should study from them to take everybody as they want to be”
“I am a Venezuelan artist primarily based in Paris and I designed this task with a bunch of buddies and artists from France and other international locations. With a smaller spending plan, I made a decision to encompass myself with inspired and engaged persons that had been inclined to give a voice to the non-binary group. I worked with trend designers from Paris, jewelry crafters from the South of France and even antique dealers from La Ciotat.”
Movie Route & Pictures by Alejandro BORJAS DUNCAN: @borjasduncan
Nathan Peron: @ntnprn
Elea Bujosa: @arzak.rhapsody
Pauline Painchault: @poliphasme
Emett Suzie Moneze: @emett.suzie
Lisa Leroux: @lolisadie
Brenda Oliveros: @olivbren
1st Director Assistant: Marion Cavat: @marioncavat_vin
Make up by Dana R.: @danamua__
Makes utilised are: Calher Delaeter : @calherdelaeter
Sybille Flouret: @Sybilleflouretbijoux
Brocante Laure de Noves (La Ciotat)
Alexi Shell – I wish I was a mermaid EP: @alexi_shell
Lex Villena – Bladerunner