Sanford Biggers presents his homage to Hip Hop



Sanford Biggers’s video features the artist and friends taking part in an improvised bell-ringing ceremony at a Zen temple in Japan. As Biggers explains, a number of the metal bells used in the video were fabricated from melted-down hip-hop jewellery. He talks to TateShots about making this work, and the connections he sees between the traditions of African-American hip-hop and Buddhism.