Y-Love comes together with Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Kasumi, the revolutionary video artist, on “For My People”, the politically charged protest anthem! Watch for their full-frontal social consciousness on their EP scheduled for release in 2012.
Recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Kasumi is a media artist uniquely blending film and live-performance into dynamic videoart. Known internationally for her innovative work, she employs an arsenal of powerful digital technology to weave vibrant visuals and powerful audio into experiences with poignant cultural-political meaning. Kasumi’s richly expressive and compelling compositions have appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart and the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual.
With a passion for collaboration, she has created distinctive media art for a myriad projects and performed alongside the likes of Grandmaster Flash, DJ Spooky, Modeselektor, and the New York Philharmonic. Her newest work, BREAKDOWN, premiered at Carnegie Hall in concert with the American Composers Orchestra. Her video “BREAKDOWN, The Remix” was named the 2010 Vimeo Awards Remix Winner.
Y-Love is currently gearing up for the release of “See Me”, his pop and club-friendly EP, on May 17th, and is currently on tour promoting his new single, “The Takeover” featuring TJ Di Hitmaker, produced by Diwon.