Benji Boko & Maxi Jazz announce New Single and Art Competition
aaamusic | On 22, Apr 2011
Benji Boko and Maxi Jazz today launched an exciting call-out for artists to get involved in the making of the next phase of their new video and announce their new single Where My Heart Is which will be out on Tru Thoughts as a free download on 23rd May
This inspired collaboration is Maxi Jazzs first project since Faithless recently parted. This video gives the first chance to check out the eagerly-anticipated full song online and an opportunity for people to become part of the video project.
To reflect the collaborative nature of the track Benji is looking for talented artists/graffiti artists/illustrators/animators to collaborate in the making of the video. Benji is seeking a handful of talented people to submit designs and animations – inspired by the track – to occupy the white background space around Maxi Jazz. The winning artist will be invited to London/Brighton in June where the Phase 1 footage will be slowed down to stretch over a period of five hours and projected onto a large outdoor screen/canvas while the artists recreate their designs on the canvas. This footage will
then be sped up to 3 minutes – so that the original Phase 1 footage of Maxi Jazz will be moving at normal speed, whilst the artists create the backdrop at superhuman speed around him.
Full details and the deadlines as-well as a free download of the Phase 1 video, which artists can play around with it, get inspired and work up ideas to submit for the second ‘phase’ of the video are available on Benji Bokos website at http://www.benjiboko.com/
This is set to be a massively exciting project that encompasses collaboration across the artistic disciplines, an A list music star, an up and coming innovative new talent, a guerrilla art element and highly creative film-making techniques and will be a very exciting project to watch unfold.