This months edition of Artforum’s 500 words comes from performance artist Kalup Linzy. The write up is totally worth checking out. I just spent the past hour or so watching Linzy’s videos on Youtube, really entertaining.
“I SHOT TWO MUSIC VIDEOS FOR PROENZA SCHOULER, basically responding to the clothes, and weâ€™re doing a photo shoot. This is my first time working with high fashion. Iâ€™ve been researching photographs and looking at models; itâ€™s all pretty edgy, so I donâ€™t think the relationship between my work and Proenza Schouler is as distant as I originally thought. Iâ€™ve seen some pretty wild, risquÃ© stuff in fashion photography. Now the question is: How can my work flow and meld into that?
I wasnâ€™t planning to shoot as many videos as I shot for my first album, SweetBerry Sonnet. I was more interested in developing a live performance, but when Proenza Schouler came to me and asked me if I wanted to collaborate, the idea for the videos just came to me.”
Read the entire article here.