For this first selection, David Demetrius, passionate creative and contributor on Caribeart shares with us this week a series of inspiring videos glorifying Afro-Caribbean queer identities.
The creators and their muses transport us into alternative universes that disrupt societal codes and open up space-time for exploration and bodily expression. Visited from an angle as poetic as it is political, these short films celebrate fluidity and its impact on those who embrace it and live it daily.
The crossroads between ballroom culture and fashion film, refers to the origins of the mythical voguing, through which marginalized groups reappropriate the codes of the luxury and fashion industry from which they were once excluded, and which despite the path taken, remain today, reserved for the elite.
That said, it is interesting to observe in this selection how fashion film serves as a medium for the transmission of these powerful narratives, which disrupt nuclear models of gender, gender expression, and sexuality; and whose questioning serves – and will serve – as a well of inspiration for queer Afro-descendant creatives.
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