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Vinyl edition of an art project from Salford-based choreographer, MC, poet and performer Blackhaine, and Hull-born contemporary artist Richie Culver.
"Did U Cum Yet / I'm Not Gonna Cum" is a two-track, 20 minute audiovisual project released by UK record label and creative studio Participant. The release is an extension of Richie Culver's now infamous canvas work ‘Did U Cum Yet’, itself a wry reference to the inherently masturbatory act of posting art on social media.
Having destroyed the original painting and released a 300 page book featuring the vitriolic Instagram comments received in response to the original piece, "Did U Cum Yet / I'm Not Gonna Cum" is a sonic extension of the Instagram project gone rogue, the coming together of two artists that share working-class roots and a commitment to low culture, as well as a belief in the transcendent potential in creative expression. Each artist has one leg planted firmly in Northern soil and both are united in their unflinching focus on England’s liminal spaces.
Accompanying the EP is a film, assembled by British / Belgian filmmaker William Markarian-Martin. Recently nominated for Best International Music Video at the 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the film weaves together footage gathered in the UK towns of Preston and Salford, shot in an underground carpark ‘to represent a kind of purgatory’, as if the artist has fallen through the pavement into a hellish place.
Press coverage in: FACT, Numero Berlin, t-mag Italy, The Quietus.
Radio play on: BBC 6Music, RTE, Dublab, Flux FM, NTS
DJ support from: Black Strobe, Michel Gaubert, Richie Hawtin, Boris, Marcel Fengler & Angel Molina.
Matt says: Provocative Salford wordsmith Blackhaine colabs with Hull-based contemporary artist Richie Culver for an explosive commentary on culture and the arts. If you liked Death Of Rave's debut release with Mark Leckey then this one's 4 U!
A. Did U Cum Yet
B. I'm Not Gonna Cum