Khalil Joseph, Flypaper, Vinyl

In his absorbing short films, Kahlil Joseph  conjures the lush and impressionistic quality of dreams with particular reverence for quotidian moments and intimate scenes.

Fly Paper (2017) is a film that touches on themes of filiation, influence, and legacy, marking a personal reckoning that intuitively calls upon his connections to the city through his family and in particular, his late father, whom he cared for in Harlem at the end of his life. Fly Paper’s dynamic yet contemplative mood also builds on Joseph’s sense that layers of lived experience and stories are sedimented in the places that have played host to the aspirations and daily lives of countless individuals.

Harlem’s renown as the epicenter of black culture in the US is at the heart of Fly Paper, which builds on an interplay of artistic forms as much as it engages Joseph’s relationship to the accomplished black community who call New York home. As a rich and polyphonic portrait of black art and culture in New York City, Fly Paper invites a meditation on the slippery nature of memory, reverie, and the photographic image.

: The Vinyl FactoryDesign: Osk, Los AngelesDetails: Pressed on 180g purple vinyl, gatefold sleeve and inner sleeve full colour with screen print on soft Matt lam finishRelease Date:  June 12. 2018

* Soundtrack to Kahlil Joseph’s much loved and highly acclaimed A/V installation “Fly Paper”, commissioned by The Store X Vinyl Factory
* 11 tracks featuring music by Kelsey Lu, Alice Smith, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Niki Randa, Kelan Phil Cohran and Legacy, additional soundscapes and music by James William Blades
* Limited to 1000 copies worldwide