A striking portrait of a celebrated African-American art star whose elusive, rule-breaking practice offers an essential commentary on race in America.
The Melt Goes On Forever chronicles the singular career of the elusive African-American art star David Hammons from Watts rebellion era ’60s L.A. to global art world prominence today. Hammons’ category-defying practice – rooted in a deep critique of American society and the elite art world – is in the words of one art critic “an invitation to confront the fissures between races” as the artist seeks to go beyond the dominant culture and his own to a new one for the 21st century.
Featuring eminent artists, curators and critics, a rich trove of archival footage, animation, and an evocative soundscape, The Melt is a record of the work of an artist who constantly defies the establishment and remains subversive at every turn.
Judd Tully – Producer / Director
Harold Crooks – Director / Writer
Lisa Cortés – Executive Producer
Rea David Tully – Executive Producer
Andrew Mer – Co-Producer
John Russell Foster – Cinematography
Christina Wairegi – Cinematography
Louis-Martin Paradis – Editor
Nancy Marcotte – Archival Producer
Tynesha Foreman – Animation
Ramachandra Borcar – Original Score
Marcus Shutrump – Assistant Editor
Susan Norget – Marketing Consultant
Ben Bunch – Digital Support
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