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'Waiting For The Rains was a project that ran over eight or so months. A small group raised funding to allow the completion of the first skateboarding facility in a remote indigenous community known as Bidyadanga. It's situated to the far north of Western Australia: one of the driest parts of the country. Seven of us took the journey from Sydney to Perth, then boarded a connecting flight to Broome and finally drove 2 hours to the community. Pass~Port’s Jack O’Grady, Callum Paul, Trent Evans put on a little demo for the kids accompanied by a BBQ lunch and an initiation session. The 4 days were documented by photographer Jake Mein, illustrator Marcus Dixon and film maker Izrayl Brinsdon. Their work can be found at the Pass~Port store and gallery, where it will be hanging until the end of September. Thanks to Pass~Port, Nike, KRCI and everyone else who made this happen.'
Good friend Izrayl Brinsdon has created this wonderful piece for Black Marble.
Black Marble AKA Chris Stewart states:
“‘Feels’ is an impression more that a story really, told through visual snapshots.” He continues, “Speaking about having a radio show and working a blood drive in DC are memories from sort of a fictional character’s “nineties” past, when that part of the country was central to underground music in America and having radio shows on college radio was a popular thing for students to do. These local scenes seemed more cohesive and unified and maybe a little more innocent. The idea that now the quote unquote “scene” is more a digital pastiche of correlated yet not at all united artists, ostensibly associating with one another more for self-promotion than any kind of ethical unity seems a little sad by comparison. It’s interesting that music, a communal thing by nature, is experienced by some artists as an atomized, perfunctory, and maybe even a bit lonely experience, considering its always been a tool for people to find their voice and find others like themselves.”
In describing his direction for the clip, Brinsdon explains - "'Feels' is a reflection of past trauma triggered by space and place. Physical objects transcend time and present an intangible past to the subject. The use of real VHS footage from family archives establishes a source of nostalgia that is honest and without fabrication. While conversing with Black Marble, it became evident that the lyrical and visual narratives were cohesive. Combined, the audience is left with a farewell note to the past. No matter how vivid a memory, we must all keep moving forward.”
Directed by Izrayl Brinsdon
Shot by Mitch Ayers
Coloured by Jack Livanes
Edit by Karl Warwick Pearson
Stills by Alexander Cooke
Subject - Rory Steel
Photos by Doon Sriwan