April 18, 2024


Arts Fanatics

Cenée, a visual poem about non-binary gender


“A poetic evidence that gender has not always been an situation.” Movie Way & Images by Alejandro BORJAS DUNCAN. Versions are Nathan Peron, Elea Bujosa, Pauline Painchault, Emett Suzie Moneze, Lisa Leroux, Brenda Oliveros.

«Cenée» is a visual poem whose story is inspired by a Greek myth and its abstract form has been affected by the visual novel «The Cage», published by Martin Vaughn-James in 2002. Its target is to teach us one detail: gender was not an situation in Ancient Greece and the notion of identification is more fluid than what we even want to acknowledge.”


“I consider our id is a thing we all make just about every working day. It evolves, it improvements, it adapts. It’s a design influenced by our beliefs, our experiences, the globe that surrounds us, and our personal uniqueness… The unique fantasy of Caeneus tells the story of a lady that, just after currently being sexually abused by Poseidon, she asks him to be turned into a person, « so that she can under no circumstances be susceptible once more.”

“This film commences with that occasion but the narrative evolves into an interior research about self-identification and the conjunction of masculinity and femininity in the identical personal. It supports the strategy of non-binary gender in a delicate way.

« Cenée » goes towards the fact that even today we are intended to make a cage, a jail for our tips, for our self-expression to limit us, to make us believe that that anything is black or white, correct or completely wrong, male or female. At the time we prevent imagining in a binary way, only then, we will be capable to accept ourselves and all people else.

Greek mythology was my primary inspiration mainly because it’s the culture we are inclined to look at when we’re searching for responses to aged humanity inquiries. I was surprised to see that historic greeks now knew the concept of non-binary gender and in some way or an additional they built-in into their culture and passed it on to the future generations. These days, much more than ever, we must master from them to acknowledge everyone as they want to be”

“I am a Venezuelan artist dependent in Paris and I built this venture with a bunch of good friends and artists from France and other countries. With a tiny funds, I decided to surround myself with inspired and engaged folks that were being inclined to give a voice to the non-binary group. I labored with style designers from Paris, jewellery crafters from the South of France and even antique dealers from La Ciotat.”

Movie Way & Images by Alejandro BORJAS DUNCAN: @borjasduncan

Styles :
Nathan Peron: @ntnprn
Elea Bujosa: @arzak.rhapsody
Pauline Painchault: @poliphasme
Emett Suzie Moneze: @emett.suzie
Lisa Leroux: @lolisadie
Brenda Oliveros: @olivbren

1st Director Assistant: Marion Cavat: @marioncavat_vin
Make up by Dana R.: @danamua__

Brand names utilized are: Calher Delaeter : @calherdelaeter

Jewelry :
Sybille Flouret: @Sybilleflouretbijoux
Vanité Marseille
Brocante Laure de Noves (La Ciotat)

Alexi Shell – I wish I was a mermaid EP: @alexi_shell
Lex Villena – Bladerunner


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