VOXPOP: Anticlone Movement Embodied (III of VIII)
We unearth through the masses of fakery to discover a collection of individuals that personify self-expression and individualism. They embody Anticloneism, a term originally created by Sade English to represent those who do not conform to suit society. Choosing to live instead of simply existing, each of these individuals express who they are honestly, live their beliefs, act without care for the approval of others, proving it is possible to not conform to suit society. And do so fearlessly.
Art Direction by Sade English
Photography by Phillip Prokopiou
Photography Assistance by Panos Poimenidis and Mihalis Intzieyannis
Make-up by Luke Harris
Interview by Gabriella Gasparini
Alexander Dodge, 24, Performance Artist
If your skin is a canvas is it for you or is it for others to decor?
My skin is MY canvas. Most people have terrible taste.
“I is another”, said Arthur Rimbaud. Who is this “I” and how much of it is represented through your skin and what you wear?
“I” is a useful fiction. My skin and what I wear are tools I use to perform it.
There exists a duality between mind and body: sometimes the body doesn’t correspond to the mind and vice versa. Can an equilibrium between the two be achieved and how?
I don’t seek equilibrium between the two. I want my mind to dominate my body.
“I'm sick to death of this particular self. I want another”, said Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Are we defined by our identity and our portrayed style or can we kill these characters of our lives off at any point to move on?
“These selves of which we are built up, one on top of another, as plates are piled on a waiter’s hand, have attachments elsewhere, sympathies, little constitutions and rights of their own, call them what you will (and for many of these things there is no name) so that one will only come if it is raining, another in a room with green curtains, another when Mrs. Jones is not there, another if you can promise it a glass of wine — and so on; for everybody can multiply from his own experience the different terms which his different selves have made with him — and some are too wildly ridiculous to be mentioned in print at all”. Virginia Woolf, in Orlando.
Should we feel comfortable in a skin we didn’t choose?
Comfort is overrated.