Never have I ever worked on a project quite like this. I’ve worked with many friends, many of whom are uber-talented Creatives. Filmmaker, Ogechi Musa is no different:
However, this is the first time we’ve recorded ourselves having such a revealing conversation on the economics of being a “starving artist,” creating for the sake of creating, and where she finds inspiration to create award-winning projects:
1. Feature film, “Friction”, centered on a community-led revolution against police brutality
2. “The Hodge”, featuring Cleveland-based artists of color who are using their artistic platform to save their artist-living space
3. “Midst,” a story about two interracial lovers and their struggle between self-identity and societal conformity.
Catch our entire conversation:
In a simple world, no gesture, or visual would hold any weight. We’d program ourselves robotic and choose our words carelessly, let alone our daily uniforms.
But, this is not a simple world.
Our complex world renders our day-to-day wear the rawest way we choose to express ourselves– our comforts, our intentions, or desires; it speaks before we do.
Few things are as of such prodigious importance. Your jeans are practically introducing you to me.
But, this is my dream-like take on the daily uniform.
The things I’ve worn, or would wear–this is not my reality. Whether real or imagined, my choices in vêtements send you signals you cannot ignore.
For these reasons, I beg the question, is a daily uniform that simple after all?
“Life of the Party”
Jacket: Free People
“The Workplace, Imagined”
Dress: Banana Republic
Bra: Victoria’s Secret
“Everyday is Short and Sweet”