Thina Sobabini: “Just the two of us”
A visual series exploring co-habitation between two individuals, symbiotically existing with the environment uniformly grounded and rooted in creating a new utopian reality, where gender and the constructs that define it are fluid.
Fashion as a means of visual representation and identity formation serves as a symbol of hybridity between the masculine and feminine, where gender no longer serves as a definitive point of reference and platonic relations are built from mutual respect and symbiotic alliances.
We are born of nature and have inherited the earth but the dawn of the industrial era and the rise of fast fashion have contributed massively to the demise of our planet. Fashion being a key player in pollution and human beings conducting the play, reimagining how we interact with products and the environment is pertinent.
It is the two of us. It takes the two of us.
text: sinalo mkaza