Bit of a departure for us, CHILL OUT film is a collaboration between Oliver Payne, Jackson Payne (cousins) and Glenn Kitson. The film materialises Payne’s eminent performance, recently hosted at the Whitney NY, that stems from the seminal ambient KLF record Chill Out. The album itself is a recurring source for Payne notably in the form of his clothing brand CHILL OUT RELAXING CLOTHES.
The voiceover, (written by O. Payne and performed by Casey Brown), echoes themes of early UK acid house, American desert highways at night and Stockwell (the KLF’s Trancentral home) amongst other evocative soundscapes reflecting the Chill Out record. The piece was shot on 16mm on location in the desert in Southern California in an attempt to capture the KLFs aesthetic and Payne’s recreation of their ideologies in his performance piece.