The making of Bom Bom’s Dream by Jeremy Deller and Cecilia Bengolea
October 13, 2016
A Japanese dancehall adventure in Jamaica.
Bom Bom’s Dream (2016) is a surreal highlight from Hayward Gallery’s off-site exhibition The Infinite Mix, which in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, brings a selection of intoxicating audio-visual works to the labyrinth-like stage at The Store, 180 The Strand.
The new collaborative piece follows the fantastic adventures of a colourful Japanese dancer – dressed in tight latex, red leather, and kick-ass yellow hair – as she travels to Jamaica to compete in a local dancehall contest. A children’s book illustrator by trade, Bom Bom lives a fantasy life when she’s in Jamaica.
Shot on location in intense humidity in Jamaica by Deller and Bengolea, we’ve put together the best of the un-used behind the scenes footage from the project to give you a deeper insight into Bom Bom’s dancehall adventure.
The soundtrack has now also been pressed to limited edition vinyl with artwork by Fraser Muggeridge in collaboration with Jeremy Deller. Click here to order your copy or pick one up in person at The Infinite Mix until Sunday 4th December 2016. Entry is free.