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Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes (directed by Kahlil Joseph)

by Ethan Tussey

by Shabnam Piryaei for IN MEDIA RES

The internet didn’t invent genre-ambiguous artwork, but it did provide it a venue unregulated by the traditional genre-guards that too frequently demand creative work (and their creators) to be only one specific thing. This collaborative poem is an intersection/interaction of original dance, visual art, film, music and storytelling. An amalgam of the work of director Kahlil Joseph, composer Flying Lotus and dancer and choreographer Storyboard P, this piece wordlessly narrates the ubiquitous and rarely spotlighted story of urban violence, resilience, community and creativity. While the killings of Sean Bell, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin drew temporary national attention, ultimately the incident of a murdered black man (or the countless who are doomed to be imprisoned despite their intelligence, creativity, talent, kindness or youth) continues to remain overlooked—or worse, recognized and accepted as an unalterable fact.

Flying Lotus and Art

Music video for Flying Lotus

from Until the Quiet Comes (2012)
Creator: Flying Lotus
Distributor: YouTube
Posted by Ethan Tussey