Darryl Hell is a veteran mixed-media performance artist. Audio / Video performance, artistic management and entertainment promotion have been the focal points of his career.
Entertainment industry credits include: - Director of A &R of Furnace Records, sf.usa - Director of promotions for Silent Records, sf.usa - Technical Director for chashama Arts Organization, nyc.usa - Acquisition director of Urban Box Office Network, nyc.usa
He has produced entertainment events for more than 25 years.
As a performer his notables include: - co-created the first MIDI-triggered drum cage for Emergency Broadcast Network ’s prototype video sampler - co-produced the first On-line record release listening party - created experimental performances/media under the name Abstinence since 1985 and Operation:Mindwipe since 1994 - He has been a self-taught DJ / soundscape experimentalist, composer since the age of 8. - He reached national acclaim with his performances as a bicycle freestylist (1979 - 89). He choreographed and performed the first demonstrations to feature break dancers, BMX freestylers and live DJs. He co-designed the world's first trials / freestyle bicycle frame (1987) and created the first freestyle tricycle (1983).
His ISDN simultaneous multiple-location performance work (executed under the leadership of Virtual Melanin Inc.) is mentioned in “I’ll Make me a World,” a PBS documentary on the relevance of Black arts in shaping Black national culture and vision.
As founder of Sektor 6 Kommunikations, an international multi-media production artist network, he has produced over 14 years of production credits.
Under the name Real University, Hell creates and executes socio-political initiatives / events that are designed to create coalitions between artists and socially minded organizations.
Real University is currently working with such notables as; Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Gil Noble (Like it Is - WABC-TV 7) WBAI 99.5 fm NYC, Pacifica Radio Network The "How Do I Look" Community Project Breakthrough Technologies truthout.org Indy Media - New York Elombe Brathe (Africakalidescope) Millions for Reparations (African People's Market)