Studio Julius Thissen

A Received Notion Of Masculinity

For his graduation project A Received Notion of Masculinity (2014/15) Julius tried to come as close as possible to the stereotype macho gym male over a period of eight months: ten hours of strength training per week, training with a personal trainer and diving into this subculture. During 8 months (December 2014-July 2015) of strength training and boxing, Julius worked closely with his personal trainer Mathieu which led to a 7 minute performance film and an installation piece. Mathieu has been Julius’ muse ever since.

As seen at De School Amsterdam, EXPOPLU,  documentary Sex? Yes Please by Mint Film Office @ VPRO, Showroom MAMA, TranScreen Filmfestival.