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The Ghosts of Songs | The film art of the Black Audio Film Collective

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: Liverpool University Press / FACT
Year published: 2007
Number of pages: 234
ISBN: 978-1-84631-014-0

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Large hard cover catalogue, colour printed/234 pages/produced to accompany an exhibition

Title: The Ghosts of Songs : The film art of the Black Audio Collective
Edited by Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar
Front and back covers: Stills from Seven Songs for Malcolm X, 1993

Published in 2007 by Liverpool University Press and Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. Copyright 2007 the authors, The Otolith Group, FACT and Liverpool University Press. Authors text and monograph design commissioned by The Otolith Group. Artworks BAFC Trust and estates of the artists.

Contents:
07: Gill Henderson - Foreword
12: Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika Sagar - Preface
16: Jean Fisher - In Living Memory…Archive and Testimony in the Films of the Black Audio Film Collective
43: Kobena Mercer - Post - colonial Trauerspiel
74: Kodwo Eshun - Drawing the Forms of Things Unknown
108: Okwui Enwezor - Coalition Building: Black Audio Film Collective and Transnational Post - colonialism
130: John Akomfrah in conversation with Kodwo Eshun - An Absence of Ruins
140: Introduction to Artists’ Writings
144: John Akomfrah - Black Independent Film-making: A statement by the Black Audio Film Collective
146: Lina Gopaul - Which Way Forward?
148: Edward George - New Directions in Training
150: Edward George - Introduction to Reflections of the Black Experience
152: Reece Auguiste - Black Cinema, Poetics and New World Aesthetics
156: Reece Auguiste - Handsworth Songs: Some Background Notes
158: Reece Auguiste - Twilight: Auker’s World
161: Avril Johnson - Identity
162: Reece Auguiste & Black Audio Film Collective - Black Independents and Third Cinema: The British Context
170: John Akomfrah interviewed by Lina Gopaul - Colour Symbolism in Ghanian Society
176: Black Audio Film Collective - Expeditions: On Race and Nation
181: John Akomfrah - On Writing Who Needs A Heart
183: John Akomfrah - On the Borderline
200: Edward George - (ghost the signal)
212: Exhibition History
216: Selected Filmography
228: Selected Bibliography
232: Contributors’ Biographies
233: List of Works
235: Credits
236: Index

Related people + view all 13

»  John Akomfrah OBE

Born, 1957 in Accra, Ghana

»  Kobena Mercer

Born, 1960 in Ghana

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom