AV artist Charlie Buckley-Benjamin produces a classic yet otherworldy visual that provides brand-new possibilities from archives of the past.
In the 50-minute visual made to accompany Síbín Vol. 1, a charity collection including unique partnerships inbetween artists consistingof Mica Levi & Tirzah (as Taz & Meeks), Fatima & KwAkE and Joe Armon-Jones & Kofi Stone, AV artist Charlie Buckley-Benjamin (aka shauwdii) collages discovered video, archive pieces and first-hand recordings, reacting to the verysame concern postured to the artists that contributed to the album: What does identity mean to you?
“When Anja (Ngozi, the task’s manager) proposed identity and culture as a style for this task I had a believe, and personally I haveactually been interested more in ‘lack of meaning’ and the accessories we have to these classifications of self such as race/ class/ gender/sexuality andsoon,” Buckley-Benjamin describes. “I desire my work as a entire to takeapart it a little, so I desired to produce visuals which present brand-new possibilities from archives of the past – things that feel sentimental however transcendent like an in-between area.
“My solace was music videos when I was young and I constantly had this concept of thoroughly getting and modifying together some of the corniest and required minutes of intimacy I might discover in the R&B category to produce a loop serving as examples of how the past taught us to love through motion.”
The task was curated by Ngozi and supported by Lexy Morvaridi, both of whom worked on Lonely Table’s Untitled (18 Artists) job in 2019, to program the significance of neighborhood and partnership. “As remarkable as we are as people there’s likewise another power that comes from working together and acting from a neighborhood frameofmind,” Ngozi states.
Síbín Vol. 1 is readilyavailable on Bandcamp. Proceeds from the collection will be split inbetween The Black Curriculum, a UK-based social business whose objective is to embed the mentor of Black British History within the nationwide curriculum, and Blackfriars Settlement, a Southwark-based neighborhood organisation.
Síbín Vol. 1 tracklist:
Fatima & KwAkE – ‘I.D CanAlterRareDiscriptionS’
Lord Byron & Ben Hixon – ‘NBA’
Natty Wylah – ‘dangL d0wn’
Joe Armon-Jones & Kofi Stone – ‘Save Me
Oliver Palfreyman & Goya Gumbani – ‘TOSH!