Geneva, July 4-11th 2019
“ I am not a boy, I am not a girl, I am a gender fluid”
Vernissage (opening) July 4th 18h-21h Exposition from 4th - 11th July 2019 Librairie de l’Ile Place de l'Ile 1, Geneva, Switzerland
This project investigates the concept of self-identity by deconstructing gender. Shot during one month of interviews in Buenos Aires (2018), this exposition includes photographs and audio-clips that challenge our pre-defined idea of what it means to be him, her or other : Identitx.
From the day you were born people have told you are male, female, man, woman, gay, straight. Through this series of interviews this project challenges our pre-conceived concept that has been given to us. I have a vagina, but that does not depict my gender.
Through the voices of Argentinian youth the project puts forward the concept of gender fluidity. “I am not a boy, I am not a girl, I am a gender fluid”.
In Buenos Aires there is a strong opinion on gender identity. Public debates often start by addressing to the public as: Chicos, Chicas and Chices. This the last address, Chices, gives shape and space for a third gender. The expression behind each interview and image asks us how do we think about our own identity? How has it been shaped through social and cultural constructions? Are we in control? And how can we reshape, reject, and recreate it. To what extent do we need to accept the established system of societal values and norms? This exposition is the part of an ongoing photo-journalism series investigating IdentitX.