Make Something From Nothing is the first project in a new artistic based series, Make with a Red Stripe®, coming to you, of course from Red Stripe®.
Make with a Red Stripe® is a collection of cultural projects that celebrate the DIY culture of the brand’s Jamaican roots.
Make Something from Nothing is the first and, launched on 16th November with an event at Village Underground. The night showcased a specially commissioned, immense sound sculpture created by sound artist Yuri Suzuki using thousands of Red Stripe® cans drawing inspiration from, bass heavy Jamaican sound systems.
The cans used were partly collected at this year’s Notting Hill carnival which was a nice recycling nod as if anyone has seen the aftermath of Carnival there is certainly no shortage of Red Stripe® cans left around the streets.
Tokyo born artist, Yuri Suzuki said, ‘The DIY culture is a big part of Jamaica and it’s obviously a big part of my work. From the sound systems that started in the ghettos of Kingston to the attitude of the Jamaican people it’s a place where if you don’t do it yourself, it isn’t going to happen. Making something musical from what others might discard is what Red Stripe® and making something from nothing is, inspired by Jamaica’s DIY culture.’
As an artist, Suzuki is famous for his home made music machines that include Scalectrix tracks made from old vinyl records, a goldfish theremin machine, a flute made from an electric kettle amongst many more. His Red Stripe® Make Something From Nothing sculpture is his largest to date standing at 2.5 meters high.
The Make series will continue into the new year with more arts and music collaborations. To keep up with it all you can follow the Facebook Page.