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Voices of the Rising Tide

Article relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: The Guardian
Year published: 2007

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4 sheets of A4/Article printed from website/originally printed Tuesday 27 February 2007/The Guardian Arts Section

Title: Voices of the rising tide
subtitle: The Black Audio Film Collective’s slick work chronicled and cross-examined Britain’s new multicultural. Adrian Searle tracks them from 80s students to multimedia experts.
Author: Adrian Searle
contains the still image: Who Needs a Heart (1991). Photograph, BAFC Trust, with the caption “Seductive stylishness’

Article is in reference to the The Ghosts of Songs retrospective touring exhibition when it was at FACT, Liverpool. From the article: “Many of the collective’s later works were commissioned by Channel 4, and one might ask what they are doing here in a gallery. Are these documentaries, film essays, art or the movies? Where do they belong? Their best known work, Handsworth Songs (1986), is now regarded as emblematic of a turn towards the archival and towards documentary in recent art.”


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