Over the past two months, We’ve been working on a project that’s very near and dear to our hearts.
"Rest In Power, Malik Carmichael" is an experimental short film, directed and conceptualized by S. Ajay Ram for Low Culture, eulogizing the life of Malik Carmichael, a fictional black teenager from Harlem. Through documentary-style interviews with Malik’s friends and family, Rest in Power pieces together the exceptional life and puzzling death of an urban youth on the verge of brilliance.
"Rest In Power" was a collaborative process, and it would be nothing but a concept on paper without the amazing cast who brought it to life: Appollo Thompson, Sky James, Valjean Guerra, Kzinga Kanoelani, and Tre G. Thank you so much.
So take a look at what we’ve been working on. And remember, this is just a work in progress, so all feedback will be appreciated!
Friday, June 6th. Brooklyn Fire Proof. We’re doing Yellow Again. This time with even more artwork, interactive projects, giveaways, and performances from some of the illest artists in the city. It’s an art gallery! It’s an interactive exhibit! It’s a showcase for amazing talent in music and the arts! It’s an all night jam session! It’s a GREAT opportunity to network with brilliant creative folks just like yourself!
And you can be part of the action too! Come thru with the gifts God gave ya and lets celebrate community and creativity!!
This is the first in Low Culture’s new interview series, Lumière, featuring Bronx emcee and producer, Sky James. Shot at the Brooklyn Museum. Check out Sky’s new project, #JustCause, at http://dreamable.bandcamp.com/.
If this message reaches You, I hold You in the highest esteem for posting things regarding Blackness that are either awe-inspiring, thought provoking, positive, uplifting, honest and/or all of the above as a full representation of Our experience is highly necessary and needed. You are very much appreciated and I write that with the utmost sincerity. Thank You. -Dizzle Morrison
I know, I’m late as all hell, but THANK YOU. I’m extremely grateful for your appreciation of what Low Culture strives to do. I’m truly moved and humbled that someone would even take the time out to message us with such kind words, so thank you so much. I can promise that we will continue to do our best in representing Our culture is the most true and beautiful way possible. If this response reaches YOU, I want you to know that reading your message has inspired me to keep pushing forward down this path of cultural and artistic progression that I’ve dedicated my life to. Your words are so appreciated, I can’t even fully express it.
My name is Ajay. Lifelong fan, supporter, and at many times, defender of you and your work. Over the past couple of months, I’ve watched a number of your recent interviews and on-stage speeches (I feel it’s quite disrespectful to call them rants), and while, as a fellow creative, I feel your pain and passion whenever you speak, there’s one thing that’s irking me to an almost unbearable point, and I feel that I must tell you before it goes any further. Mr. West, PLEASE stop begging for acceptance and funding from Fortune 500 corporations and Silicon Valley industries. I know it hurts for me to tell you, but they don’t care! Not only about you, but about any other person of color with a gift and a vision. Instead of pleading your case (and resume) to them, use the wealth and incredible influence you do posses to fund and empower young creatives around the world. Young creatives, who just like you, have the potential to change the world with their beautiful visions, and also like you, are deeply frustrated that they lack the resources to share their gifts with the masses. Mr. West, you’ve inspired a generation of gifted kids, me included, with your honest and groundbreaking art. Now you’re in the position to truly change the planet. A position that you’ve worked hard for, and one that I’d kill to be in. I beg of you, please use your time, energy, and passion on this planet wisely.
Low Culture is a community imagination alliance, dedicated to cultivating artistic progression, through the vehicles of the arts and science. A living and breathing embodiment of social and creative growth within our culture, and beyond. Formed in 2012 and founded by three young, creative artists from New York, LC has grown into an ever-increasing team of musicians, filmmakers, teachers, bloggers, designers, and innovators. Our values and purpose have remained the same: to grow and connect, always, and to spread creativity everywhere we may go.