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B.O.S.S, The Only Good System is a Sound System, video (still), 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) was established in the summer of 2018 with the intention of bringing together a community of queer, trans and non-binary black and people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. Following in the legacies of sound system culture they wanted to learn, build and sustain a resource for our collective struggles. The system, based in London, is available to use or rent by community groups and others with the purpose of amplifying and connecting them.

B.O.S.S's work includes renting the system to the community at subsidised rates or for free, technical workshops, live performance events, club nights, art installations and various creative commissions including a short film Collective Hum, 2019 for LUX & the ICO and The Only Good System is a Sound System, for Liverpool Biennial in 2020. In 2021 B.O.S.S was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and presented an exhibition at Herbert Museum and Gallery, Coventry.

Members of the collective include: Adedamola Bajomo, Kiera Coward-Deyell, Phoebe Collings-James, Jennifer Edmunds, Deborah Findlater, Evan Ifekoya, Onyeka Igwe, Marcus Macdonald, Shamica Ruddock , Shenece Oretha and Virginia Wilson.