Commissioning x NOWNESS
As part of the commissioning team
For the second instalment of Define Gender, our new series exploring how gender impacts our lives, Los Angeles-based director Ivan Olita travelled to the town of Juchitán in Oaxaca, Mexico, to explore the world of the muxes, who are considered the country's third gender—individuals who were assigned male at birth but live their lives as women. Here, the Italian director talks about the project:
The jookin dancer takes on masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse in a moving tour of the museum's iconic collection
A story of adolescent alienation and individuality set in Transylvania
London-based director Marie Schuller talks about her oddball film, Florin's Act of Bravery, which follows a young man in rural Romania as he creates a world for himself.
The designers invite us into their pop-hued London home once inhabited by David Hockney
When London-based interior designer Melissa North first visited the apartment she now calls home, it was a run-down shared house filled with artists, including then-unknown painter and pop art master David Hockney.
London-based director Leonn Ward asked her friends to think about how style affects their sense of self.
Sarajevo-born, London-based filmmaker Una Gunjak returned to her native city to capture a filmic portrait of one woman’s experience of wearing a headscarf—all shot in 16mm using a hand cracked Bolex camera.