(Dis)comfort & Gender identity

6 OBJECTS - Projecting Identity Expressions (2017)

Cast: Alice Olsthoorn, Dionisis Argyropoulos-Ioannou (Dynno Dada), Lilia Scheerder (Antoine Panaché), Jeanine Eindhoven, Rover Valentijn, Sean-Claude Neufville and Debora Dax

Producer: Jella Lena van Eck

Director of Photography: Chris Rijksen

Edit: Jella Lena van Eck

Location Sound Recordist: Sebastian Iglesias

Sound Designer: Sebastian Iglesias

Music: Aki Spadaro

Special thanks to Maik and Sylvia

Project supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)

Keywords

Film, Storytelling, Groups, Connection, Attention, Novelty

Synopsis

The short film (10min) offers the audience a different perspective on identity. Six people with various backgrounds talk about their identity using the most meaningful object for their transformation and/or gender expression. The characters do not come into view but express their identity through this object by means of another's body.

The artistic documentary was screened in different countries of diverse focus. Audiences indicated being emotionally moved. Based on this experimental format combining audio and imagery, Debora has produced short films for organisations to guide the viewers' attention.

Trailer

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Talk and Screening

Dutch Design Week (design), Amsterdam Museum (art), Filmtheater Kriterion (film), FASHIONCLAS Fashion Film Festival (fashion), TranScreen film festival (gender), Design Academy Eindhoven (education), DayDayGay (sexuality), Het Glaspaviljoen (health), Bliksem en Donderdag (entrepreneurship), PechaKucha Amsterdam x Manifeest (innovation), «Bunt! Basel divers.» (diversity), Imagine, terres des hommes (equality), Jerusalem Design Week (socio-politics).

Cast: Alice Olsthoorn, Dionisis Argyropoulos-Ioannou (Dynno Dada), Lilia Scheerder (Antoine Panaché), Jeanine Eindhoven, Rover Valentijn, Sean-Claude Neufville and Debora Dax

Producer: Jella Lena van Eck

Director of Photography: Chris Rijksen

Edit: Jella Lena van Eck

Location Sound Recordist: Sebastian Iglesias

Sound Designer: Sebastian Iglesias

Music: Aki Spadaro

Special thanks to Maik and Sylvia

Project supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)