Mobile Studio // Agencia Estudio Móvil

The Mobile Studio is a response to violence against rappers in the low-income communities of Medellin. Typically young, these rappers comment directly on the gangs, drugs, invisible barriers, and deaths that dominate their community. Their brazen critique of the drug/gang culture has lead to retaliatory attacks.  Since 2008, at least 6 young rappers have been assassinated in one of these communities alone; there are 13 in Medellin.

A donated bus was converted into a recording studio that traveled to the points in the city. Rappers recorded on the bus and fiberglass dog sculptures projected the audio outside of the bus. These sculptures were built with the help of the students of the University of Antioquioa.