Deliberately Vulnerable (2019)
> Fashion film

        Deliberately Vulnerable is the graduation project of the fashion designer Amke de Jong.
        This project researches how the deliberate choice to be vulnerable within the social construction of masculinity and femininity can mobilise political resistance, based on Judith Butler’s theory on Vulnerability and Resistance. This vulnerability is found within the relationship of fashion, gender and the body.
Amke de Jong wants to research through vulnerability whether dress can also be used to question gender norms. Because the moment one does not adhere to a gender norm, one becomes vulnerable to different forms of violence. This form of violence comes as your sense of what is fixed is disrupted.
    As part of her graduation installation, I shot and edited a fashion film showcasing her collection.