We shall overcome - a hymn for equality, which the world has to hear. We will not back down, we will not be shunned, muffled, or put in our place. Rights, laws, the visibility that took long to achieve are being taken away, conservatism and racism are on a rise.
Inspired by the united marches of the Suffragette and student movements - the "REBELLARE Collection" depowers and reimagines stereotypes and definitions. Genderless, strong, made to stomp and be heard. Hard stainless chains, strong leather goods no longer encage the different but empower them - retaking the control.
We all move differently and in our own unique way. Nonetheless, there are certain schemes in our body language which are interpreted by others as happy, sad, angry or any other emotion. Additionally some of these patterns manipulate our perception of gender deeply - sometimes beyond our control. On the other hand this enables us to interact with our gender and opens possibilities to consciously bend our impression on other humans.
With „INTER FIGURA“, the movement director Marie Zechiel reveals this phenomenon in a playful but challenging short film: Through contrasting seemingly basic ideas of sexual identities and transforming between them as well as many parts of social genders along the way, this film leaves the viewer with a central question that many parts of our society are based on: „Is our movement-based awareness of gender a necessary illusion?“
Marie Zechiel is a Movement Director based in Berlin. Her work spans from film and site-specific productions for artists, music, brands and collaborations with performers from many different creative fields to working as a director on creative videos.
She is a professional dancer since many years and continuously performs in stage productions.
Directed by Marie Zechiel
DoP / Camera: I AM JOHANNES
Music Composition: SORCERY
Mastering: Daniele Antezza @ Dadub Mastering
Costume: Ruth Best
Jewellery: MYL Berlin
Production: Beques Berlin