“I’m not a boy. I’m not a girl,” Kim Boekbinder sings in her newest single. “I am a fractal, a fractal of this world.”
Accompanied by a visually-mesmerizing video,” Fractal” explores the beautiful possibilities that lie outside the confining notions of the gender binary.
The equally trippy and stunning video features numerous queer and gender nonconforming individuals -- including Jiz Lee, Veronica Varlow, Pixel Chick, Shelton Lindsay, and Jezebel Express -- celebrating, singing, and dancing at a Burning Man-like event.
OUT spoke with the singer-songwriter about her newest video and how her queer identity, specifically being bisexual and gender nonconforming, influences her music.
“Questions of identity are very important and very interesting to me. Much of my art is the result of my processing what being in the world means. I synthesize the world around me; I take things in, and they become me, and I become them. Having a mind, [one] as intelligent and changeable as a human mind, is beyond gender."
The artist continued, “Having a body, a flexible, bi-pedal, mostly hairless, very sensitive human body, attached to a human mind, is also beyond gender. What feels good, what is sensual and freeing and loving and exciting is not a question of gender, it is beyond sexual preferences even, certainly beyond sexual identities.”
“There’s a tendency to need to “prove” ourselves to be truly gay or straight or masculine or feminine. This is an understandable response to rigid heteronormative culture that is constantly looking to undermine our humanity by ‘catching’ us being not truly ‘gendered’ or ‘queer.’”
“But being a human is far more wonderful and confusing than neat little boxes we can tick.”
“I made this because it was the art I needed,” Kim concluded. “The response I’ve gotten since releasing this song last year has told me that many people needed this song too. The future is Fractal.
Watch the video premiere below!