CasIsDead – “Simon” [Video]

Tottenham’s CasIsDead has never been afraid to paint the realities of society’s social ills. Whether it’s the metaphoric bodily mutilation of “Charlotte“, or the choke-on-your-own vomit realism of “Drugs Don’t Work“, Cas’s videos have been known to shock and enlighten, often both at the same time.

The same rings true for his newest offering, where we meet “Simon”, substance addicted and hopeless, a man truly scraping the bottom of the butter. The video takes the form of a Jeremy Kyle style documentary:

In this exclusive interview for BBC’s Panorama, drug addict ‘Simon’ tells a harrowing story of a life filled with drug abuse and self harm. Speaking to our correspondent Becca Wren, he gives us his first hand account, complete with graphic reconstructions.

Deep stuff and highly uncomfortable – Cas is an artist of the highest calibre. Production comes from Detroit’s SKYWLKR.



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