Visual artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou's exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance
, opens at the Halsey
Institute of Contemporary Art on Aug. 26. But you can check out Pecou's multimedia art before then with the debut of of an EP and short film, titled Emmett Still
Emmett Still references the 1955 lynching of Chicago teenager Emmett Till, who was killed after reportedly flirting with a white woman. The film tells the story of a young black man named God who lives under the constant threat of death and violence, and incorporates elements of everything from hip-hop to the West African traditions and rituals of Yoruba and Ifa. The film is part of Pecou's DO or DIE
exhibit and features music from Killer Mike, Okorie Johnson, DFocis, and more. You can check the video out below, or listen to the EP on Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, or SoundCloud.
Read more about Pecou's exhibition in our upcoming Fall Arts issue, coming out next Wed. Aug. 24.
EMMETT STILL: A Short Film by Fahamu Pecou from Fahamu Pecou on Vimeo.