The Infinite Mix – 4 floors and 10 studios of experimental film, varied genres of filmmaking, and holographic illusions. I went to the pop-up exhibition at 180 The Strand today. It’s trippy but it’s special.
Every studio tells a different story. There’s the story of a Japanese woman who wants to be dancehall queen and travels to the other side of the world to twerk to Mavado. She’s literally droppin’ low for about 10 minutes.
In the car park, there’s a 3D-video looping a song with serious bass (Alton Ellis’s ‘Black Man’s World and a remake of ‘Black Man’s Pride) while some holographic trees that look like Krusty the Clown’s hair sway in the wind.
It’s so weird but so so sick at the same time. You can see every movement of the landscape and then it ends with drone footage of some fireworks. It’s what I imagine goes on in the mind of someone who’s taken shrooms.
I think my favourite was Kahlil Joseph’s dual-screen film installation of m.A.A.d. Two screens, showing shots of home videos of Kendrick Lamar from 1992 – while his album blares out in a dark room. Every lyric suddenly resonates with me. It’s more than street gangs. The other screen shows the streets of Compton, mixed to the rhythm of his music.
It’s easy to get lost in the sound and imagery – genuinely. There’s so many corridors to get through, I spent almost 2 hours watching everything.
Described by Time Out as: “Ten films that will make you totally forget all the shitty video art you might have had to sit through in the past.”
I couldn’t agree more. It’s unique and it’s open till 4th December.
P.S: it’s free.