London-based collective and label Curl presents their new project, a concert and short film called “Mayonnaise, Corn on the Cob and My Car”, produced in collaboration with director Akinola Davies Jnr (aka Crack Stevens).
The latter artist and filmmaker examines themes such as origin, identity, skin color and socialization through the reproduction and re-contextualization of visual narratives.
Curl is a collective of artists, producers and performers founded by Mica Levi (aka Micachu), Coby Sey, Brother May in 2016. As an event organiser and label they have released music by the likes of Raisa K, Ben Vince and LOL K, and presented performances with Klein, Oliver Coates, Alpha Maid and Tirzah. Part of CURL’s mission is to record and promote artists taking part in their open and inclusive events, held in various venues in South and East London.
Akinola Davies Jr. is a multidisciplinary film and video artist known for directing music videos for artists such as Blood Orange, Klein, Kate Tempest and Farai, as well as his award-winning short film, “Unity is Strength” for Kenzo. Davies Jr. is currently working on the documentary series Black to Life: Rethinking the Black Presence within British History for the BBC, and is part of London music collective PDA. He counts Vogue US, Nowness and Telfar as clients, while presenting as part of the For Better Or Worse group exhibition at Kunstverein Göttingen, as well as solo shows at Basel’s 1.1, Les Urbaines in Lausanne and Washington’s Dupont Underground. Exploring themes of race, identity, gender, and inclusion within his work, Davies Jr. tells the stories that bridge the gap between traditional and millennial communities.
Premiering at Gent Film Festival in Belgium a week earlier, the interdisciplinary performance will have its German debut at 3hd.
3hd Festival is curated and organized by Creamcake, and made possible with the support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Musicboard Berlin.