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COME AS U R

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

 

"romance artificial, rays of florescent
there is no sun here"

"no skin
just clicks and status"

"no hype, more healing and caress
a gentle isolation"

"a virtual seduction
no filter"

"drama, agony and triumph over tea leaf
honey and creme"

"hands up don’t shoot
misogyny in question again and again"

"don’t call this hip hop
don’t call me rapper"

"where once stood to broaden
now broken and have had, enough (has been)"

"this electronic crooning, no coon
this me no longer dancing 4 u"

"not watching me nae nah, gal
know more, watch yourself drool, jungle"

"eyes wide offensive
ice cold, not afraid no mo, so sensitive"

"always will be, simple as"
come with, me"

"come as, holy
don’t leave, hold me"

"i am, what is, dumb down
among other things"

 


COME AS U R

ARTIST BIO

 

 

Born in Anniston, Alabama 1977, to a single mother, Black Cracker (Ellison Glenn) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sound, text, video and installation. He
grew up on military bases stationed in Texas, Germany, and New jersey. After a late graduation he enrolled at the Memphis College of Art in 1996 where he studied fine art with an emphasis in conceptual art and art history. Awarded a grant to develop his practice at the illustrious New York Studio Program in 1999, he decided to drop out of college and remain an active artist in NYC.

Although discouraged by the commerce driven art market, he quickly found a place in the city’s literary scene. Excelling as an award winning slam poet locally and nationally and as well as a poet in print. His text have appeared in a number of anthologies and his collection of poems and drawing, 40oz Elephant, was published in 2011 (Bowery Poetry Books). Black Cracker was also a vital activist and educator, mentoring teenagers all over the city from 2000-2009 as Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC (formerly Youth Speaks NYC).

In 2004 Black Cracker began exploring music production, collaborating, producing and touring with a number of Avant Garde musical groups including Cocorosie, Bunny Rabbit, and Raz Mesinai. He is currently a vocalist in Grand Pianoramax a Swiss based Jazz trio and as well in Kiku along side Blixa Bargeld. Black Cracker has released 3 solo albums, and has toured the globe extensively, most recently as the support act for Peaches in Europe and Australia.

Black Cracker has also appeared in the staged/performance/ensemble works Gritty Glamor, T/he/y, and Boi- band all based in his current home Berlin. In 2016 Black Cracker made his mark at the Deutsche Oper with an interpretation of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte for their inaugural Aus Dem Hinterhalt series, the performance includ- ed his video installation work, direction, in combination with musicians and singers from the DO main stage. In the same year he also performed and assisted a work at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland as a part of their 100 years Dada celebration during Manifesta 11, installed a performance/video work at ARTSPACE in Auckland, New Zealand, and as well at the Nu Performance Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2017 he has performed at the Museum of New and Old in Hobart Tasmania and at Documenta 14’s opening weekend in Kassel.

In 2018 Black Cracker created performance installations for Volksbuhne, Tanznacht, NBK Gallery (assisting Peaches) and returned to The Deutsche Oper with his comment on Wozzeck, a production for 7 performers, with 7 channels of video, 9 musicians and 1 Singer from the DO ensemble.

 


COME AS U R

ALBUM PREVIEW

 

 

12 TRACKS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY THE ARTIST

Co-Produced by Studio Wannsee, Additional Instrumentation Alex Mauer and Sullivan Patten

 

 

 

COME AS U R

MUSIC VIDEOS

 

 

PRODUCED, FILMED AND EDITED BY THE ARTIST

3d Design By Camille Lacadee

 

 

COMING SOON

 


COME AS U R

Press photos

BY THE ARTIST


COME AS U R

ALBUM ART

BY THE ARTIST


COME AS U R

TOUR POSTER

BY THE ARTIST

 


COME AS U R

LOGOS

 



COME AS U R

LIVE

 

 

"Diving into the void of tenderness and technology

Video horizon and panoramic decay

An artistic contemplation of what is required to connect

Online, refresh, update, intake, exhale and other distractions from the act of breathing

Of touch

An examination and meditation on ego and lust

Nature as object, gravity and frequencies sub

All things carried just to be removed, build up and break down

And all for what

Just to be with you"

 

 


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