How many mics do we rip on the daily? Many many many! For the PASS happenings in London, curators Amanprit Sandhu and Hansi Momodu-Gordon have programmed “A Cypher for the 21st Century” which considers third generation communities within the UK and expanded, multiple identities. Over to them to say more:
For PASS sessions we will present five unique segments in which we pass the mic to artists and musicians foregrounding Creole identities, collective consciousness and nonlinear story telling. Acknowledging Sound Systems as ritual space and alternative public sphere the transmissions will articulate contemporary pulsations of the diasporic experience, and explore the political, communal and transcendent spaces created by sound, music and technology.
A bricolage of samples, re-readings, appropriations, found-things, and authentic renderings from here and of elsewhere, the sessions will foreground the artist as trickster in problematizing personal and collective histories and narratives, examine the ethnographic role of the field recording, and consider sound as material.
Taking the form of conversation, readings, music and visuals, contributors and sessions feature Junior Boakye-Yiadom, DJ Bryan Gee, Phoebe Boswell, Mark Peter Wright and Rehana Zaman.