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What Is Soul?

David Blandy

UK, 2002
3 minutes, Colour, sound
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

‘What Is Soul?’ shows Blandy sitting on his bed, record player on the windowsill, apparently settling down to listen to a single. However, as soon as Ben E. King starts to sing on the record, Blandy starts to sing along, confronting the viewer with an impassioned performance. This performance, however, is in vain, as all the viewer ever hears is the original song rather than Blandy’s voice.