1. The Triptych: Sanford Biggers

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    Afro-Punk pictures presents The Triptych (Dir. Terence Nance, Dir. of Photography Shawn Peters, Co Dir. Barron Claiborne) This short-film series highlights the work of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne. The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time . Produced by Afro-punk pictures, the documentary is itself a work of art, featuring three intimate 20-minute conversations with three bold and culturally resonant voices in art. Each monologue is a reflection of their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create. The first in the series features Sanford Biggers, Wengechi Mutu and Barron Claiborne -- contemporaries, luminaries and friends. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful. Afro-punk is dedicated to supporting and disseminating the work of visual artists that are prevalent in our society.

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    • Moonrising

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      MOON RISING- dir. Terence Nance, DP. Shawn Peters, music by Moon Medicine (Sanford Biggers aka San Dolo, Martian Luther & Jahi Sundance), starring Fanon Wilkins and San Dolo. Exec Prod-Sanford Biggers. The nose knows. We’ve been overdosing on pop perfume, a heady arrangement of melody and bounce - coddled by brightly colored choruses and whims of the Top Forty. But one flavor never made a stew. Sometimes we Earthlings are in need of a piece of meat caught between the wisdom teeth, just to suck it loose for a savory taste of the unpretty. When tripping the light fantastic gives way to a slew footed stomp – jut the butt and knees bent. Chicken wing and Cheshire grin, a twisted tree through a piano and the quilt-that-never-got-washed; plus a top hat with more than rabbits inside. Everybody was Kung Fu fighting. And ninjas is crazy. A groove of image, shape, space, sound, texture and aroma all made familiar though a rhythm quest of live performance. We've smelled the Funk of Forty Thousand Years, and, of course, the olfactory of “P” and “G”, but I am not talking about that. I am a referring to a remedy for saddity, an anecdote for the overly analytic. A balm for the phases, a lunar liniment, or, more accurately: MOON MEDICINE. The nose knows. A quintet of grown ass men, this Boi Band has put its stank on revelers as the headlining act of Art Basel Miami 2011, served pungent aurality at The Kitchen, hit ‘em in the head at UCLA’s Hammer Museum and thrilled at the world famous Apollo Theater. While MOON MEDICINE is undoubtedly performance art - representing thoroughly for Performa ’07 – it is also theatre and testimony and sculpture and painting and fashion and music, but mostly, it’s that eff you en kay. Odoriferous humanity and the dream child of visual artist and keyboardist Sanford Biggers, this combination of players – percussionist Swiss Chris, Martin Luther on lead guitar and lead vocals, the singing turntablist Jahi Sundance, and Mark Hines, the bassist with live video tendencies - concoct a fuel elixir for inter-dimensional travel and perceptual shifts. Often joined by an evolving cast of creatives such as the sublime Imani Izuri, Sumie Kaneko- Kyoto and Shakuhachi, the funk exists as both ephemeral and plastic. I’ll be sniffing around Lincoln Center come 2014 to catch a whiff - smelling salts for pre-consciousness. Kenya (Robinson) December 2013

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      • Moon Medicin Lands at Lincoln Center - Riding High, Fly Like a Negro, NeXXX Girl, Prodigal Sun

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        Odoriferous humanity and the dream child of visual artist and keyboardist Sanford Biggers, this combination of players – percussionist Swiss Chris, Martin Luther on lead guitar and lead vocals, the singing turntablist Jahi Sundance, and Mark Hines, the bassist with live video tendencies – convene to concoct a fuel elixir for inter-dimensional travel and perceptual shifts.

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        • KARELLE LEVY & SANFORD BIGGERS AND MOON MEDICINE PERFORMANCE

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          Here is a great example of how fashion and music can come together to create a unique experience. Miami-based knitter and stylist Karrelle Levy of "Krel Wear" created the outfits for audio-visual interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers and the band "Moon Medicine" for their "Art Public" performance during Miami Art Basel 2011. In the film, Karelle provides insight on how she approached this project, as we see her working process, which culminates the band's performance. Download the film's music at Big thanks to Karelle, Sanford, Marlin Luther, Swiss Chriss and the rest of the guys!

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          • Moonrising

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            Song and video piece by Moon Medicin

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            • Bittersweet The Fruit

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              Sanford Biggers 1998 remixed by Whitney Lynch 2009

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              • Culture/Context with LeRonn P. Brooks, Season 1, Ep. 12--Sanford Biggers

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                LeRonn P. Brooks talks with visual artist Sanford Biggers about his artwork and the concerns that influence it.

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                • The Triptych "Wangechi Mutu" Trailer

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                  Afropunk Pictures Presents - The Triptych - Wangechi Mutu (Dir. Terrance Nance, Dir. of Photography Shawn Peters, Co Dir. Barron Claiborne) The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time . Produced by Afropunk pictures, the documentary is itself a work of art, featuring three intimate 20-minute conversations with three bold and culturally resonant voices in art. Each monologue is a reflection of their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create. The first in the series features Sanford Biggers, Wengechi Mutu and Barron Claiborne – contemporaries, luminaries and friends. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful. Co-visionary, Barron Claiborne joins nascent director Terrence Nance whose new film, The Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at Sundance 2012.  Terrence makes art as a means of creating culture.

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                  • Cosmic Conundrum, 2009, Performance

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                    documentation of an hour long performance directed by Sanford Biggers at the Kitchen NYC.

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                    • Sanford Biggers | Shake Trailer

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                      Trailer for Shake, 2012, 2 channel color video with sound. trt 16min., courtesy the artist. Exclusively available online here. On view at Mass MoCA, Shake is the second part of Sanford Biggers’ Odyssean video trilogy about the formation and dissolution of identity. The video features Ricardo Camillo, a Brazilian-born, Germany-based choreographer, stuntman, clown and DJ as he walks from the favelas, or shantytowns, to the ocean in Brazil before transforming into an androgynous silver-skinned figure, right out of the Afrofuturist imagination.

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