IGGY LDN is a London-based artist and filmmaker interested in addressing the unspoken narratives within the younger generation.
His work is led by three main mediums; spoken word, videography and photography.
IGGY LDN's aim is to create real conversations about real issues. He is currently working on several projects to be released next year and is also directing several music videos and documentaries.
IGGY LDN’s recent work, titled Fatherhood, is a short film designed to decode the intimacy between men of colour; in particular, the relationship between father and son, which is hardly portrayed in mainstream media. The story depicts the emotional turmoil that can arise from unresolved issues within relationships; how they play upon a young man’s psyche leading up to manhood and how they change his viewpoint on himself as well as his father.
The full film can be watched on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5-zbva7vgY&t=27s
IGGY LDN's first film Black Boys Don't Cry received widespread attention following its premiere in 2016 - including recently being shown at the Tate Modern. The film is designed to deconstruct the ideals of masculinity and manhood by challenging restrictive ideals as to what it means to be a black man. It has strong focus on the delusion that men must always be strong, aggressive and show no emotion. Following on from the film, he has been invited to speak at a number of institutions including University Arts London (UAL), University College London (UCL) and Ravensbourne.
Videography is by Ezekixl.
The film can be watched on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtiABGW_pdI
IGGY LDN said “Silk is a project that tries to reclaim an era where people danced, where they weren’t so aware of themselves, unlike in this age of social media. In light of the jazz era, where men were inspired and moved by colour and fabric and texture, Silk is a celebration of the 21st century man seeing himself, as opposed to via a certain lens.
I guess Silk tries to blur the lines between inside and outside, inclusion and exclusion. I think Silk does this by demonstrating the true essence of expression at a time where youth, music, and fashion were alive in popular culture. As young people part of a newer generation, these forms of self-expression bring a sense of nostalgia and have a way of highlighting the pressures on our own ability to do this within our social media culture.”