The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Spring 2018 welcomes filmmaker Louis Henderson.
Louis Henderson is a filmmaker who is "currently trying to find new ways of working with people to address and question our current global condition defined by racist capitalism and ever-present histories of the European colonial project. The working method is archaeological."
“I make films, I write, I research, I talk - these are the elements that constitute my practice - and they are used as tools for developing moments of collaboration and co-learning. With an overarching interest in the essay - both in terms of the possible forms an essay could take (film, text, lecture) and its etymological routing in the French essayer (to try) - I attempt to bring art and work together to create discursive objects/situations in order to begin conversations on topics that intertwine a variety of topics. More specifically I work towards an archaeological cinema that investigates political problems within institutional archives. Recently my work has moved towards a materialist reading of the digital and the space of the Internet as an archival/archaeological site within which resistance to capitalism and social control can be excavated and engendered.”
Since 2015 Henderson has been collaborating with the curator, producer, writer and performer Olivier Marboeuf on a variety of projects including talks, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, a play, short films and the production of a feature film. Currently they are working on a collective film in Haiti with a group of Haitian poets, slammers and actors - the work consists of a translation from French into Haitian kreyòl of the play; Monsieur Toussaint by Édouard Glissant.
Henderson has shown his work at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, CPH:DOX, New York Film Festival, The Contour Biennial, The Kiev Biennial, The Centre Pompidou, SAVVY Contemporary, The Gene Siskell Film Centre, Gasworks and Tate Britain, London. His work is in the public collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France and is distributed by Lux (UK) and Video Data Bank (USA).
Film Still: Filipa César and Louis Henderson 'Sunstone' (2017) Courtesy of the artists.
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
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|18 Jan 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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