LEE SCRATCH PERRY
Black Ark Studio
In this short clip, legendary Jamaican musician, visual artist and Upsetter Lee Scratch Perry, featured in the exhibition THE ORBZERVER until 4 September 2022, talks about the activity and development of the creative process within Black Ark Studio (later The Black Ark), a place of contamination where dub music was born. The recording studio, founded in 1973 in Kingston, was destroyed in 1979 by Perry himself, motivated by the belief that the place was full of negative energy. This act of creative destruction marked the end of an era, a demonstration of Perry’s outsider and subversive spirit of resistance that spared no one, not even himself, setting him on a new course, in Switzerland.