An immersive media project utilizing sampled and cut-up moving images to examine the roots of autonomous subculture uprisings, and in particular the origins of Hip Hop.
The performance begins by focusing on Robert Moses, the architect of the Cross Bronx Expressway, which was partly responsible for isolating areas of the South Bronx (widely acknowledged as one of the centres of Hip Hop's development in New York) and contributed to the policy of neglect that led to the the area's subsequent decay. This dilapidation is reconfigured in a video collage that samples footage from Wolfen, a 1982 cult political horror video situated in the South Bronx, about a killing spree by shapeshifting Native American Indians. The seminal Hip Hop record Beat Bop-Rammellzee vs K-Rob (1983) is another important reference. Thu 24-Sun 3, 12:00-18:00, Fri 25, Opening Installation, doors open 17:00, performance 18:00, free admission, Joey Ramone Gallery