Spanning art, music and performance, Culture Move is a dynamic exhibition tracing the diverse cultural heritage of Brent. The show explores the history of sampled music in the borough since the advent of Hip-Hop in the 1980s – celebrating a cultural movement initiated and led by young people as a positive creative outlet that continues to resonate across the generations.
The exhibition documents the recording artists, studios, pirate radio stations and urban spaces associated with the history of hip-hop and sampled music with a view to create new work that shines a light on the unique history of the area. Historical images and objects from the Brent Museum archive will also be used, visually sampling and rearranging these elements to form new compositions informed by music production techniques.
Collaboration is key to the project – Kingsbury based artist Jaykoe is looking to engage with the local community, inviting participants to bring personal objects and images, particularly those relevant to their culture and life in Brent, to be sampled in artwork for the exhibition. Jaykoe is also working with drummers and percussionists from different cultural backgrounds within Brent to create the video installation Drums and Base. In addition to this he is looking to collaborate with local artists to source items that could enter the Brent Museum archive, creating a dialogue with future museum visitors.