Juan MaRe was a poppin’ all night with his camera.
My King L Man project will see the light of day between Nov. and Feb. 2013. ‘Headonix’ is the working title. Harjinder Grewal captured the sound and images for a little promo thing.
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A 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art. 21– 28 Sept. 2012, Graz.
While in Graz, Austria a few months ago, a representative from ‘Truth is Concrete’ informed me about their event. Pleased to say they have incorporated Fun Da Mental, The Kominas plus a DJ set from myself, D.WattsRiot (…anyone else?).
The following is from their home page: These have been months, years of unbelievably fast change all over the world. Uprisings in the Arabic world. Revolutions and counter-revolutionary attempts. Islamistic threats and the fetishisation of Islamistic threats. Demonstrations and repercussions in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia … Persecution of artists – sometimes under a bright spotlight as in the cases of Pussy Riot or Ai Wei Wei, but more often unnoticed by a broader public. The nuclear disaster in Japan. The appearance (and disappearance?) of Occupy all over the world. The rise of the right wing in many countries – often as a side-effect of the financial devastations that threaten the whole European project. The fundamental destruction of social, educational and cultural structures … Where to start, where to end?
On our travels during the last one and a half years – be it to Zuccotti or Tahrir Square, to Japan after Fukushima or to Moscow during the wave of demonstrations, to London, Budapest, Athens, Istanbul, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Tunis, Rio or Buenos Aires – everywhere artists were among the first to get involved, among the first to join the political and social movements. But how did art, how did artistic strategies and tactics play a role? At a time when art, theory and practice seem to be constantly lagging behind reality? When art is seen more and more as a mere leftist hobby rather than a foundation of humanity?
Sounds and looks good to me.
Video by Jah People / Tenerife
Thanks for those that turned up to help turn it out, and the crew (Beatriz, Jeny, Jose Chocolate) for their support. Top tunes from Gaba and my brother man, Kevin Martin aka The Bug. Visual Smitulation by I/O