Florian Mecklenburg is an Amsterdam based artist and art director. He is part of the collective Goys&Birls and co-founder of the experimental publication Format NXS.
Goys&Birls is collective of sensitive agents in a quest for a wanted future. Empowered by pop culture, they dream in full HD, manifest beyond DIN Formats and touch the world through a layer of criticality, using their visual powers to question and form reality. Goys & Birls was born in 2015 in Amsterdam from the love of Monika Gruzite, Juliette Lizotte and Florian Mecklenburg.
In his personal practice as a designer, image-maker and researcher, Florian mecklenburg is interested in the contemporary visual language of gender norms and their effect on social power structures and gender identity mutations in visual culture. Furthermore he is investigating the question of “what is the self in the age of digital technology?“ and the reciprocity of identity in the virtual and physical world. Through the production of new visual narratives, in form of video installations or experimental publishing formats, and cultural entrepreneurship, his upcoming work engages with new gender identity-paradigms while contributing to urgent discussions on equality.