Kontrollerism UK - Live Sound System Battle - Online Promo Video
Shot & Edited by Elliot Bobin
Kontrollerism 1 Was held at a secret boat location in East London May 2014 Hosted by Grim Toe Hi-Fi, featuring Skaggy n Phatty B vs Ruff Tek n T-Menace. Scheduled for 3 rounds of 3mins, 5mins & 7mins, teams go head to head to rock the crowd vote with LIVE controller based production in a soundclash style.
Patrick Simkins: Interactive Installation: Three Heads
Shot and Edited by Elliot Bobin
Concept by Patrick Simkins
Music by MiM
Description by Patrick Simkins (Artist):
In September 2013, during a residency with DegreeArt gallery, the public were asked to break down three heads placed on top of each other. They then stepped outside to rebuild two as they so wished. The concept invited the public to question the value of a culture in which we preconceive others, particularly with the media as a vehicle, and the role we play in the process. More than 65 people were involved.
This was the result…
Patrick Simkins’ current practice studies the distorted values that we place on objects, experiences and eachother within the context of an increasingly online and consumerist world. He is particularly interested in how individuals relate to one another, and how we view and document the world around us.
THE HEADS depict conventional and universal representatives of modern society. They are a reflection of the pressure that society heaps on people. The large size of the pieces pays tribute to the subject, acting almost as a shrine. But, by pinning the pieces to the wall, I have accentuated the subject’s transience and impermanence: the representation feels easily disposable, ready to be pulled apart. It is a process that raises questions about our own morality and how we view celebrity. It touches on the theme of human fragility and the hypothesis that greatness is ultimately flawed.
The current trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius, whom the artist met and painted in 2011, is an eery reminder of how someone can go from hero to zero in a matter of days, as well as the role that society plays in advancing both sides of the coin.