005: VHS AND CHILL 14 @ THE ALIBI 01/10/17
The continuing digital detox/art social returns for number 14.
All sets recorded straight to VHS tape. Meet other creative folk, network or just enjoy the otherworldly vibrations and visuals.
Hosted by Lo-Fi Odysseys
Next month @ #vhsandchill14 we'll be screening Lo-Fi Odysseys' 2015 doc-mix 'BLACK [is a culture]' for the first time as a full length visual piece. Read what OkayAfrica had to say about the challenging 90min mix in 2015.
BLACK. [is a culture]: A Powerful Mix About Racial Discrimination
By Lo-Fi Odysseys
Lo-Fi Odysseys is the musical persona of Nigerian-rooted, London-based photographer and artist Daniel Oduntan. His doc-mix BLACK. [is a culture] is a heart-wrenching exploration of the discriminatory treatment of black culture and black people within Western society.
Blending audio clips from news coverage and debates about incidents of racial discrimination over songs from Alice & John Coltrane, Kendrick Lamar, Courtney Pine, Leo Thomas, Light of the World, Gil Scott Heron, Jean & Doug Carn, Don Blackman and many others, BLACK. [is a culture] offers a stirring portrayal of institutional racism through a mixtape.
“This mix has been on my mind for awhile now,” Daniel Oduntan writes in an e-mail to Okayafrica. “It’s a challenging mix and looks more at the black diaspora, exploring the abusive experiences of black people/the black diaspora within white/western society and the cost to still create and sustain culture within it. The mix touches on themes from black culture ownership to culture exchange and appropriation. Plus looking at the attitude of why cultural ownership isn’t given to black people even after the price they’ve had to pay to create it.”
“The mix revisits the work of Lee Mun Wah’s films The Colour Of Fear and Last Chance for Eden, it also looks at BLACK BRITAIN: Rise Of Racism In The UK from the BBC archives and many other clips from tapes I’ve dubbed off radio over the years to online sound bite recordings.”
“It’s a mix for the Africa diaspora as-well as non-blacks and hopefully will challenge, inform, and bring about vital dialogue.”
We'll have Vulnerable Podcast founder Allysa Rochelle hosting a Q&A after the screening.
Special guest and more info soon.
Listen to the full mix here.
We're pleased to have Voodoo Ray's on board supporting VHS and Chill. They’ll be offering a 20% discount on selected pizzas for all attends, just collect your token from us and enjoy solo, share with friends or with well wishers.
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Vhs & Chill is part of the ongoing digital detox #005 series.