Hardeep Pandhal - Konfessions of a Klabautermann

As part of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2017, in association with Berwick Visual Arts.
21st September - 29th October, 2017.
Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed.

The Klabautermann is a mythological Santa-type figure that watches over sailors for their safe return, but sailors are doomed if he is ever seen...

This riotous new video commission and exhibition from Pandhal makes bold provocations about racial profiling, class and means of political resistance. It provides some very good questions to the question... “Who’s inciting these people to this senseless anarchy?”

Pandhal raps to a score composed by Glasgow- based musician Joe Howe (Sunbutler, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Germlin) as we are dragged through a chaotic animated landscape, interspersed with video clips of the artist performing a lecture to an empty auditorium and later making a confectionary crown for a friend.

The audiovisual element of the show was originated during a residency at The National Theatre of Scotland. I contributed original music, editing and music to Hardeep's Audiovisual work, as well as collaborating on a live Rap performance, under the name Success Stories.

http://www.bfmaf.org/programme/exhibitions/konfessions-of-a-klabautermann