Bom Bom's Dream
by Jeremy Deller e Cecilia Bengolea, UK 2016, 12'
CAMERA: Justin Meekel   MUSIC: Movado, Sanjay & Shelly Belly, Raytid 
EDITING: Justin Meekel   COMMISSIONED BY: The Hayward Gallery, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, The Vinyl Factory 


VOICE OVER:    PRODUCER: Thyssen-Bornemiszaz 

Art Contemporary, Art Council England 


DISTRIBUTION: The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell'arte 2017 

In this film by 2004 Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, and choreographer and performer Cecilia Bengolea, we follow the fantastic adventures of a Japanese dancer known as Bom Bom, famous for her athletic and comic dance moves. Bom Bom takes a trip to Jamaica to attend a local dance music contest. With its special low-fi effects and its absurd sequences, the video looks like a contemporary and multicultural equivalent of Alice in Wonderland
Like many of Deller’s works, including his film on the international fan base of the British electronic group Depeche Mode, released in 2006, Bom Bom’s Dream explores rituals related to the world of popular music. Produced for the XXXII edition of the Sao Paulo Biennial, the film boasts an original soundtrack by Deller.

Jeremy Deller 
Born in London, he studied at Dulwich College and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and received a MA in Art History from the University of Sussex. He made his artistic debut in the early 90s with the Open Bedroom exhibition. 
He won the Turner Prize in 2004, and in 2010 he was awarded the Albert Medal of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA). The protagonist of the British pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennial, his production includes Battle of Orgreave (2001), a staging of clashes during the British miners’ strike in 1984, and the performance We’re Here Because We’re Here (2016). 

Jeremy Deller's Selected Filmography
2013 English Magic 2012 Sacrilege 2006 Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode 2001 The Battle of Orgreave

Cecilia Bengolea 
Argentinian coreographer, she studied Antropological Dance and History of Art at Buenos Aires University 1988 - 2001. She has collaborated with François Chaignaud since 2005; together they participated at Lyon Biennal and Festival d’Automne in Paris 2012. In 2015, she collaborated with Jeremy Deller on the film Rythmass Poetry

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