As part of the Visual Cultures Guest Lecture Series, filmmakers Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré will screen and discuss a selection their work.
Raphaël Grisey, split-screen video, 76’ 2008
'Cooperative' refers to an agricultural cooperative in Mali founded in 1976 by former African immigrant workers who lived trough the politics of 1968 in France. The juxtaposition of different spaces (village, fields, city of Kayes, colonial ruins of Samé Plantation, flat of B. Touré, Parisian streets with demonstrations of Sans-Papiers) reformulates the context of creation of the community as well as its daily life and its mode of production. The title also refers to a mode of cooperation in the filmmaking process.
'Bouba Touré, 58 rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris, France'
Bouba Touré, 28’, 2008
Shot in Bouba Touré’s Parisian home with many photographs, posters, and keepsakes on the walls. Shot in two takes, the video is led by the images on the wall and Touré links many political struggles of the last 50 years with his own life.
RAPHAËL GRISEY (Paris/Berlin) gathers and produces narratives on collective memories, migration and architecture for experimental and essayistic single-channel works and video installations. Presented at many international video and film festivals (FID Marseille, Hotdocs Vancouver, Zinebi Bilbao, Berlinale), and museums (Kunsthalle Budapest, Centre Georges Pompidou, Rennes Biennale, Art Center Les Eglises Chelles, Art Center Passerelle Brest).
BOUBA TOURÉ tbc (Paris/ Somankidi Coura, Mali) studied photography at free university of St Denis in 1968. Projectionist for 35 years at art house cinema “l´entrepôt” (Paris). Co-founded agricultural cooperative of Somankidi Coura in 1976 with West African migrant workers and activists living in France. Photographic, video and archive works related to social and political struggles in France.
This screening is co-hosted by the Centre for Cultural Studies and 'Contemporary Africa On Screen', a YEAR-LONG PROGRAMME OF SCREENINGS, DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS CENTRED ON FILM AND VIDEO BY AFRICAN ARTISTS curated by Jennifer Bajorek (Goldsmiths, University of London) and the South London Gallery in partnership with Juma Bah (Community Action Southwark).
South London Gallery
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