In June I was commissioned to create a piece of work that responded to 198’s 28-year archive. Having grown up and still living within the area, this was a project that resonated with me. With material ranging from, photographs to vhs recordings, I created a 20min audio visual piece responding to the areas sonic vibrancy. The duration marked the length of my journey walking from the Raymond Watson Sculpture ‘First Child’ in Max Roach Park (commissioned by 198 gallery, in memorial to the 116 children who died in the ‘Soweto Uprising’) to the gallery. All material used was taken from the archive except the following tracks. Making a conscious effort in including musicians from South London;
Balam Acab – Fragile Hope
D.J Heny.G- Political
Faze Miyake- Burciaga
Novelist- Style Riddim [Lewisham Mcdeez] [Instrumental]
The Cool Notes – Natural Energy
Like most creative spaces 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a work in progress and continues to expand, well worth investigating and supporting (especially those with swollen pockets).