New music video – are you in?
May 29, 2014 § 3 Comments
Saturday June 7th – 4:30pm arrival, shooting between 5-7pm
Hackney Picture House
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE
Because I wanted to make a video to give something back to the people who have given so much to me. Because I’m sick of videos pretending to be diverse by hiring over-represented groups to pretend to be under-represented groups. Because we wanted to make a positive stand against bullying, against stereotypes, against reductionism – and, instead, celebrate our unique beauty.
The premise is very simple – we’re going to gather together in a gig-like setting – I’ll bring speakers and a mic, and sing my best to you (although we might have to repeat the same song over and over again). We all – myself included – have a piece of card we hold. On one side is written a word/phrase that the world has called us – something that doesn’t fit – something that hurt – something that needs to stop. On the other we write a word/phrase that DOES describe us – something we’re proud of, something we claim as our own.
I wanted to make a video about the power of naming yourself, without apology. And I wanted to buy you all a drink while I did it.
You in? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re going to have a blast.