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Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016 John Akomfrah and Louis Henderson

27 June 2016 at 19.00–21.00

​Still from Memory Room 451 by John Akomfrah. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Join a film screening, followed by a discussion between 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. 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.

Presented in partnership with LUX.​​


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27 June 2016 at 19.00–21.00

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