In a patriarchal society, masculine gender identity is often molded by violently toxic stereotypes. A dominant, oppressive masculine model is imposed at birth. Attitudes, languages, and actions end up progressively conforming to a macho virility ideal that removes vulnerability and dependence.
Any possible reference to femininity is aggressively banned, as it is considered a threat against the complete affirmation of a masculine prototype that allows no divergencies. This ideal is unnatural. Yet, systematically the cultural model is built to reject or ridicule anything which doesn't comply with it.
Therefore, it seems necessary to suggest desertion, away from patriarchal plans and uniforms. Deconstructing the idea of masculinity as it has been historically established. Opening the cage, to celebrate a man who is free to practice self-determination, without social constraints, without authoritarian sanctions, without suffocating stereotypes. Breaking the symbolic order, which is antiquated. Nourishing a space of possibility where the masculine identity is free to regain what was lost. In doing this, turning back time, learning to unlearn.
Realized by Treyden & Or Schraiber
Derrick Belcham, Director of Photography
Bobbi Jene Smith, Dramaturgy
Morganie DeLeonardis, Production Manager
Marion Talan, Costume Assistance
Julia Discenza, Photographer
Mouna Soualem, Woman in Red