Contemporary artist and spoken word poet, Kojey Radical returns with the aid of long time collaborators THE REST, to deliver a potent visual, graded by UNIT’s Director of Colour Grading Scott Harris, detailing a growing internal struggle between status and power. Kojey often uses contemporary dance to vocalise his poetry through movement; this time utilising the intensity of Krump to gesture his emancipation.
Kojey premiered the visuals inside the prestigious TATE BRITAIN to unanimous praise alongside his collective of artists PUSHCRAYONS, ultimately marking this project a piece of art.
“Open Hand” speaks vividly on today’s social climate, provoking feelings similar to The Revolution Will Not Be Televised over crisp rising 808’s, coupled with crushing African toms and confident brazen lyricism, enlisting the skills of London’s New Machine to craft an enigmatic trap infused production who also stars in the visual.
Director: The Rest
Art Direction: Kojey Radical & Craig Most Popular Human
Production Company: Tomboy Films
Producer: Charlie Di Placido
Executive Producer: Steph Keelan
Colourist: Scott Harris