B-SIDES…’ is an artwork* by free.yard featuring contributions from Adam Farah, Elijah Maja and others.
Including filmic shorts, walks, reflections, moments, questions and desires, the work is accessible via a limited run of DVDs, which will be hand distributed by the artist at certain times and locations within Brent during the biennial.
Described by the artist as a momentations mix and a visual compilation disc, the work endeavours to present a deconstructed poetic narrative of experiences and encounters of the city across time and space.
In presenting the work on DVD Farah requires the public to spend time in finding the hardware to activate it, therefore opening up a different kind of investment in witnessing the work as a viewer.
The work is co-commissioned with LUX an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them.
Adam Farah is an artist and composer born-n-raised in London and is a Capricorn Sun, Cancer Rising, Leo Moon. They also practise under and within the name free.yard – an ongoing situational and unstable project set up to engage with and merge curatorial, research, artistic and equitable communal practices; with a focus on the ever-expansive and nuanced creative endeavours and potentials that emerge from endz. free.yard casts a side-eye onto the oppressive and supremacist structures upheld within the complacent and performative liberal bubbles of the artworld/s, and in the long term desires to create collaborative moments for artists to connect, manifest and exhale under such weight.
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