in_visibility

In_Visibility is a digital storytelling and poetry project by, about, and for queer trans*inter people.

It is an ongoing series of short animated films that deal with the difficulties to navigate the world when the labels society gives you are annoying, restraining, painful and also threatening. It is also about how it feels to be hiding in plain sight sometimes.

The videos are short animated sequences of stories or poems of queer trans*inter people about our lives, how we see the world, how th develop strategies that help them deal with the constant pressure. They reflect what it feels like to conform to certain ideals or to resist certain stereotypes without feeling erased or overly highlighted in a society that mostly elevates staright, binary-gendered, white people.

While labeling things is a very human notion, and everyone uses categories to organise their world, the question is how rigid these categories have to be. Ask yourself: what is more important – my own desire to structure the world and make it intelligble, or to accept that sometimes ideas are exclusive and lack depth as one never has the complete picture? In other words: my feeling of being ‘right’ or respecting other people?

The idea of the series is to use poetry and storytelling to focus on the perspective of people who do feel the impact of being labeled by society every day up to the point where they are almost obliterated as a person. The consequences are exhaustion, depression, and in the worst cases the experience of violence. It is the aim of this series to use it as a creative outlet to regain some sense of self for ourselves and  and to amplify our voices.

The series is a constantly growing process and is always looking for participants!  Find some of the films on Vimeo.

Crowdfunding Campaign: coming soon!

Do you have a poem or a short story, a situation, that you want see to be transformed into a short (animated) film?

Are you interested in screening some or all of the films at your event?

Please contact me:

At the moment, I do most of the artwork and filmediting. But I am also interested in collaborations with other people!

 

Screening Dates:

Not all of the films are always being screened at the events.

2017

07/06 Cologne, GER, Queer Salon

09/14 -17 Amsterdam, NL,  Transcreen Amsterdam

2016

10/08 Glasgow, UK, Home Away – Festival of Participatory Arts

10/17 Montréal, CAN, Deep Dark Shorts @NDQ

11/12 Cologne, GER, Kingdom Of Cologne, Ausnahmeparty

Do you have a poem or a short story, a situation, that you want see to be transformed into a short (animated) film?

Are you interested in screening some or all of the films at your event?

Please contact me:

At the moment, I do most of the artwork and filmediting. But I am also interested in collaborations with other people!

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