From Terry Lynn’s album Kingstonlogic 2.0. Video directed by the Rickards Bros. via Current

The System by Waterhouse artist Terry Lynn is the first music video combining the efforts of The Rickards Brothers and is meant to serve as a hard introduction to the creative abilities of the team.

The System was shot on location in Porus, Jamaica utilising HD video and Rickards’ still-photography techniques.

The composition, texture and use of natural light in The System is intentionally similar to a series of photographs taken by Rickards in 2007 known as ‘Friday Morning Market’.

The photographs from this series documented a day in the life of a typical slaughterhouse located at the back of a community market in rural Jamaica.

In The System, the struggling of doomed animals, the brutality and indifference of the butchers and the slaughterhouse itself will be presented as a series of visual metaphors that relate to the lyrics in Lynn’s song.

To be precise, the violence and nonchalance of the killers are direct references to the police while the pigs are a clear reference to the victims of police violence within a seemingly inescapable garrison – the slaughterhouse.