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Firmament Collapse
2010

5 min. - Video Installation

Featuring Raymond Merchant
Music by Mental Instru (aka Anonymous Concept)

Firmament Collapse is an exploration of anxiety and the search for self-understanding in the form of a portrait of experimental hip-hop artist and community organizer, Anonymous Concept (aka Raymond Merchant). Simultaneously, the film is also a visual portrait of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis. The film's original musical score was recorded by Raymond Merchant himself, but under his another of his many nome de plumes, Mental Instru.