This film was made by students in the HECUA program Making Media, Making Change in partnership with Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN). The course immerses college students from campuses across the Twin Cities in the local media justice landscape and allows them to develop their skills as media activists and filmmakers
During the Spring of 2015, artists-in-residence Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey led Kulture Klub in a series of workshops in writing, performing, and documenting. Spoken word, poetry, and rap were all explored utilizing the skills and exercises that Cage and Bailey infused the sessions with. Youth were able to refine their work, record it in our studio, and learn how to use the camera. Super star guest artists Truth Maze, Jayanthi Kyle, Maria Isa, Muja Messiah, and Nick Demeris graced our space with their talents and added to the mix. It was here that our sacred performance space was named ‘The Living Room’.
The Deep End
ulture Klub Collaborative was fortunate enough to have Minneapolis-based musician and rapper Kristoff Krane with us for a residency based on performance, writing, and recording in our studio. Young artists drew inspiration from videos of performances by Nina Simone, Amiri Baraka, Lauryn Hill, and Gil Scott Heron. Discussions about identity, race, police brutality, homelessness, foster care, and family were the sparks igniting the flames of explosive creativity. Guest artists Dem Atlas, Sarah Greer, MaLLy, Joe Horton, and Adriana Rimpel graced us with their stories and skill sets, and added to the experience.