Gender Clothes

Gender Clothes was accidental byproduct of another project I was working on last summer. I was provoked so much by homophobic reaction to our exhibition concept, that it kept me thinking about it for days  – about gender and sex and their relationship with clothes, in context of the Serbian incapacity to distinguish between the two. So I decided to make a series of photographs of people wearing “gender appropriate” clothes. Nouns in Serbian grammar have three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. So I divided garments into two groups by their nouns’ gender, and my dear friend Jelena Kostic took some photos of Dusan and Emily wearing “appropriate” clothes chosen from these lists.

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       MASCULINE NOUNS          FEMININE NOUNS
  • grudnjak / brushalter – bra
  • halteri – suspenders
  • triko – tricot
  • bikini – bikini
  • kupaći kostim – bathing suit
  • šorts – shorts
  • kombinezon – overalls
  • top – top
  • džemper – sweater
  • blejzer – blazer
  • kimono – kimono
  • prsluk – vest
  • sako – suit jacket
  • mantil – topcoat
  • kaput – coat
  • kačket – cap
  • šal – scarf
  • šešir – hat
  • gaćice – panties
  • bokserice – boxer shorts
  • majica – T-shirt
  • košulja – shirt
  • bluza – blouse
  • tunika – tunic
  • dukserica – sweatshirt
  • trenerka – gym suit
  • jakna – jacket
  • pantalone – pants
  • bermude – bermuda shorts
  • helanke – tights
  • suknja – skirt
  • haljina – dress
  • čarape – stockings
  • cipele – shoes
  • čizme – boots
  • papuče – slippers
  • sandale – sandals
  • marama – kerchief 
  • beretka – beret

after

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after

I am happy to invite you to join me in boosting this image/noun list – just take a photo of what you are wearing at the moment, then take another photo or two of your outfit using appropriate list of nouns (if you are a girl use a list of feminine nouns, if you are a boy use a list of masculine nouns) and send it with basic info (name, city, country… whatever you want).
contact: info@floragoticcelli.com

Ninety percent gay

 

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Ninety percent gay from the web comic series Fredo & Pid’jin by Romanian duo Eugen Erhan and Tudor Muscalu.

we are all homophobes

Post show speech on the definition of homophobia and who gets to use it, by Irish drag performer and LGBT rights activist Rory O’Neill a.k.a. Panti Bliss, at the Abbey Theatre (The National Theatre of Ireland) in Dublin.

Read more at drag official 

It started with a kiss…

emersonbeijoJust in case attention is drawn to ongoing daily protests in Brasilian cities … better talk about FootballI wonder why…

My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love

russian athlets

brezhnevBrezhnev did it, why can’t other Russians?

You Are You / Lindsay Morris

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These glorious times, as we enjoy yet another brief sparkle of LGBT rights (obviously not in Russia), one can wonder how our world could be, if the vast human sexuality was free from pseudo moralities and archaic superstitions.

In this spirit American photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting over the past three years, a four-day camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents.

Morris on her project:

Camp You Are You (whose name has been changed to protect the privacy of the participants) offers a temporary safe haven where gender-variant boys can freely express their interpretations of femininity alongside their parents and siblings. These images represent the spirit of the children as they shine in an atmoshpere of support. Here they can be true to their inner nature without feeling the need to look over their shoulders…This experience can be very emotional for the parents, especially the families who are new to camp and are experiencing this kind of group acceptance for the very first time.

I would really love to follow the kids into adulthood and see what kind of relationships they develop, I want to witness the evolution, knowing from where they started and see how life is going to play out for them—hopefully happily—and I think they’re going to have a better transition into adulthood than the generation proceeding them.

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previously:

Series of Questions by L. Weingarten

Blossoming into Womanhood by Charlie White

from Russia with love #2

6755_634836003212473_200226727_n 984274_634836296545777_1821475853_n 945249_634836006545806_538776358_n 146 512 63237 970027_634836106545796_1330941794_n“Welcome To Sochi 2014” poster series by artist Vasily Slonov (visit full collection here), is cencored in Russia for ridiculing the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi and exposing Vladimir Putin’s continuous violations of human rights.
Putin’s most recent laws include the criminalization of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” as well as the “provision permitting the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay tourists for up to 14 days, before deportation.
Russian LGBT community calls for Boycott of 2014 Olympics .
Previous greetings from Russia, here.

A Series of Questions by L. Weingarten

Ongoing photo project by Dutch photographer L. Weingarten called “A Series of Questions“ depicting trans individuals holding written questions that they’re often asked about their gender and sexuality, by strangers, loved ones, friends, or colleagues.