Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016: John Akomfrah And Louis Henderson

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London Film-makers’ Co-op (LFMC), a ground-breaking organisation that inaugurated a tradition for the production, distribution, and exhibition of artists’ moving image in the United Kingdom that remains vibrant today.

Art Screening previously on at Tate Britain in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Monday 27 June 2016 to Monday 27 June 2016

Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016: John Akomfrah And Louis Henderson image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 01 June 2016.
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Join a film screening, followed by a discussion between John Akomfrah and Louis Henderson

To mark this anniversary Tate Britain and LUX will present a monthly series of screenings and artists’ conversations revisiting the legacy of the London Film-makers’ Co-op and its significance today.

​A seminal figure of British documentary and ‘engaged’ cinema, John Akomfrah was a founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC), a group dedicated to exploring questions of Black British identity, race and class through film and media in the 1980s and 90s.

A generation younger, Louis Henderson makes films that examine the links between colonialism, technology, capitalism and history. In BlackCode/CodeNoir 2015, he unites temporally and geographically different elements into a critical reflection on two recent events: the killings of Michael Brown and Kajieme Powell by police officers in the US.

The selection of works screened are followed by a conversation between the artists.