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[December 1 2016] : art

Watch “Luanda-Kinshasa” Reconstructed Jam Session

Watch “Luanda-Kinshasa” Reconstructed Jam Session by Stan Douglas

“Luanda-Kinshasa” is an art installation/jam session filmed by Vancouver artist Stan Douglas featuring famed jazz musician Jason Moran. A re-creation of Miles Davis‘ 1973 session, the film was shot in a reconstructed Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York known as ‘the church’ – a place that witnessed recordings of Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. Douglas referred to Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 Rolling Stones film “Sympathy for the Devil” as a source of inspiration, where music and politics came together. He revives the links with his retro material presented by David Zwirner.

The film is part of an off-site exhibition “The Infinite Mix” at Hayward Gallery‘s gallery new creative space The Store. Curated by Ralph Rugoff in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, it features works from Martin CreedKahlil Joseph, Ugo Rondinone, and more. It’s your last chance to see it as it runs through December 11th, 2016 at 180 The Strand, London.


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