Dogme: Privodeet

Participants: Cesar Love Alexandre and Kim Shui with Kayla Janowitz, Jacopo Olmo, Dusty, Ace Aroff, Briseppe, Desmond Sam, Colin Barry Jester, Sam Bates, Sirsa Ponciano

This Dogme is a reflexion on youth, humanity, time and space, on our perception of what we call millennials, our fascination with “gangs” and on our predefined gaze on them.

Using the Dogme 95 cinematic rules, we created this piece melting documentary and poetic narration together using only analog film for both pictures and video, stripping ourselves from the fashion gimmicks of hair, makeup, classical models, and heavy postproduction. We wanted to show a young gang of cool Instagram figures of New York, those eclectic and fascinating millennials, but put them in a different environment, one that we are not used to see them in, to break the circle of preconceived perception, and put them in a pure neutral environment, where they become a group of humans together.

The core of the piece is inspired by elements of sacrality, religion, contemporary theatre, contemporary dance, the study of the movement of the human body by Muybridge and movies like Kurosawa’s Seven Samurais or Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. The piece was made in collaboration with Kim Shui‘s collection, which the whole gang is showcasing as another symbol of their Belonging to the same group, and as a note to the fact that clothes have always been an important part in showcasing who you want to be and what group you are a part of. – Cesar Love Alexandre

Stay tuned for the fashion short film out soon and more in Pairs 102 out in print 2018.