Clark Kent


One of our favourite movie monologues is from David Carradine in Quinten Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Bill talks about Superman. How Superman wakes up in the morning as Superman and dresses into his alter-ego Clark Kent in order to blend in with us humans. His glasses and the business suit are a costume, whereas his cape with the big red “S” is his normal attire.

Emerging from our daily reflection and the things we see around us, Clark Kent is an investigation into the disconnect between the gay identity and society’s parameters. A society filled with collective family aspirations and hetero normative imagery. Where gay advertisement is still rare and often considered offensive. We wondered how personalities form if you don’t have any role-models. And if you can construct a true identity when there is no familiarity in sight. Do you put on your Clark Kent costume, in order to fit in? Or not?

Being gay, there is a lack of connection between who you are and what you see in the world around you. Clark Kent is a series that addresses this conscious and unconscious effect, and the inevitable need to reconstruct who you are.