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Mouth-Off Episode 17: Art attack - provoking feelings through visual arts

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Next up in the series, I interview painter, writer, director, filmmaker, animator, graffiti artist, and spoken word, music and dance performer - KYLE LEGALL. Kyle has designed, written, directed and animated four 2D short films for Channel 4 and S4C. He also makes cover art and music videos for local Welsh bands. In 2015, he became was an artist in residence for National Theatre Wales. Kyle’s artistry often genre hops; from directing and writing for animation and films - to developing theatre projects and graffiti murals. In addition to this, Kyle also designs and makes his own graffiti clothing line (Higher Graphics). He is an emerging director and has worked on productions of Storm 1, 2 & 3, collaborating with theatre directors Mike Brooks and Mike Pearson.

In Mouth-Off Episode 17: Art attack - provoking feelings through visual arts; Kyle discusses his experiences as a black artist, prior to and amidst the Black Lives Matter Movement. He also talks about Butetown - the inspiration behind a lot of his work, such as his 2017, play “R.A.T.S (Rose Against the System), which he wrote, directed and acted in.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Featured music:

Intro and Outro theme music - by Clary Saddler 

Dee's Dish of the Day audio clip - by Kyle Legall - animation for Channel 4 (taken from YouTube)

Mary Secole audio clip - by Kyle Legall - animation for S4C (taken from YouTube) 

Cardiff 1919: Riots Redrawn audio clip - by Kyle Legall - graphic novel with spoken word text for National Theatre Wales (taken from YouTube) 

R.A.T.S promo audio clip - by Kyle Legall - play commissioned by National Theatre Wales (taken from YouTube)

Tell on you - by EARTH (taken from YouTube) 

Pieces of a Man - by Gil Scott-Heron (taken from YouTube) 

Revolution will Not be Televised - by Gil Scott-Heron (taken from YouTube) 

A Friend - by KRS-One

People in my Hood - by Masta Ace (taken from YouTube) 

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