Aymar Christian

#SPOTLIGHT ON BRANDON MARKELL HOLMES

Aymar Christian
#SPOTLIGHT ON BRANDON MARKELL HOLMES

How did you come of age as an artist? How did you come to your current practice?

I've been an artist since the age of 4. I didn't really consider it as a career path until I was 17. It was my teachers and members of my community that convinced me it was a great path for me. I honestly wanted to make tons of money being a surgeon.

What was the inspiration for your Open TV project?

My inspiration was based on having tons of music & footage and not knowing what to do with it. I had been making all this music and shooting all of this footage and I was like, "what am I gonna do with all this content??" Am I just gonna let it rot on my hard drive or am I gonna create a meaningful experience out of it. Once, I got the vision about the story and visual exposition I started to test it out at open mics and other collaborative spaces around the city. Eventually, I was able to come up with a conceit that I didn't totally hate and started to collect tons of research and visual content from multiple sources.

What's next for you or your series?

I am currently wrapping up the auditory component of my next project entitled ADORE. The first video should be out around April 2017. I would say, this is probably gonna be my first commercially angled piece of work. But nevertheless, it will always include truth.

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Inertia