Streets of Har­lem

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - DIARY -

In 2016, the re­lease of Bey­oncé’s al­bum Lem

on­ade came with a one– hour film broad­cast by HBO that mixed clips, doc­u­men­tary footage and dream­like se­quences in­flu­enced by the work of Ter­rence Mal­ick and David Lynch. The gen­tle­man re­spon­si­ble for the mix is called Kahlil Joseph. Born in Seat­tle, he is based in LA and has made a name for him­self as one of the most in­ven­tive video clip di­rec­tors to­day. He was be­hind

Un­til the Quiet Comes by Fly­ing Lo­tus, the short film en­ti­tled Good Kid, m.A.A.d city by Ken­drick La­mar, and the film of Ar­cade Fire’s sen­sa­tional tour for the re­lease of the Re­flek­tor al­bum. New York’s New Mu­seum is show­ing an­other facet of the artist, a new work in­spired by the African–Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher Roy DeCar­ava ( 1919 – 2009 ), of­ten quoted in his clips. In the 1950s and 1960s, DeCar­ava would spend time walk­ing the streets of Har­lem and tak­ing photos in the jazz clubs, and Kahlil Joseph echoes his work in an im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion of sounds and images, ex­plor­ing the place and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of African – Amer­i­cans in a so­ci­ety steeped in in­equal­i­ties and di­vided into com­mu­ni­ties. NEW MU­SEUM ( New York ), from 27 Septem­ber 2017 to 7 Jan­uary 2018

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