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Black Film British Cinema

Book relating to an exhibition, 1988
Published by: ICA
Year published: 1988
ISBN: 0 905263960

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A4 soft cover publication/B+w contents, colour cover/produced by the ICA/62 pages

Series: ICA Documents 7 (a BFI Production Special)
Title: Black Film British Cinema, Source: Published by Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 12 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AH
Guest Editor: Kobena Mercer
Managing Editor: Erica Carter
General Editor: Lisa Appignanesi
ICA and Kobena Mercer, Stuart Hall, Colin MacCabe, Judith Williamson, Coco Fusco, June Givanni, Alan Fountain, Paul Gilroy, James Snead, 1988

From the Editorial note by Erica Carter - Director of talks: “This seventh issue in the ICA Documents series grew out of the day conference at the ICA in February 1988. That day event was of course rooted in much larger debates on the place of film culture in the formation of national identities. The conference speakers, whose papers are reproduced in this Document, took up questions which are now firmly - if belatedly - on the agenda of film theory and criticism: questions of race, ethnicity, nationhood and representations. At the same time, the conference (and we trust the same will be true of this Document) attracted interest far beyond the restricted circles of film practitioners, theorists and critics. For both speakers and audience, the key issue was that of how to address and make sense of the two contested categories that framed the conference: “Black“ and “British”.

4: Recording Narratives of Race and Nation - Kobena Mercer
15: Critical Voices
27: New Ethnicities - Stuart Hall
31: Black Film in 80’s Britain - Colin MacCabe
33: Two Kinds of Otherness - Judith Williamson
37: The Other is in - Coco Fusco
39: In Circulation : Black Films in Britain - June Givanni
42: Channel 4 and Black Independents - Alan Fountain
44: Nothing but Sweat inside my Hand: Diaspora Aesthetics and Black Arts in Britain - Paul Gilroy
47: Black Independent Film“ Britain and America - James A Snead
51: Film-makers Dossier | Featuring: Going to meet the Man - Horace Ové in conversation with Sylvia Paskin - p52; The Passion of Remembrance: Background - Martina Attile: Sankofa - p53; Interview with Sankofa Film Collective - Martina Attile, Maureen Blackwood, Nadine Marsh - Edwards and Isaac Julien in dialogue with Jim Pines - p55; Ceddo: The People’s Account - Our right to make valid critical comment - p58; An Interview with the Black Audio Film Collective - John Akomfrah, Reece Auguiste, Lina Gopaul and Avril Johnson in dialogue with Coco Fusco - p60

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»  Nadine Marsh-Edwards

Born, 1960 in England

»  Horace Ové

Born, 1939 in Trindad and Tobago

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»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom

Black Film British Cinema

Conference at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 1988
Date: 31 January, 1988 until 31 January, 1988
Curator: Kobena Mercer
Organiser: ICA

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Book relating to an exhibition, 1988

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»  John Akomfrah OBE CBE

Born, 1957 in Accra, Ghana

»  Martina Attille

Born, 1959 in St Lucia

»  Sankofa

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»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom

The Thin Black Line ICA catalogue 1985

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1985
Published by: ICA
Year published: 1985

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A4 portrait softcover publication/monochrome image with blue text on thick gloss card/monochrome text and illustrations throughout/unpaginated/produced by the gallery to accompany an exhibition

Title: The Thin Black Line, subtitled: An exhibition selected by Lubaina Himid, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Each page is devoted to an individual artist, divided in half (lengthways) to allow for a statement by the artist, an image and CV.

From the foreword on the inside cover: “All eleven artists in this exhibition are concerned with the politics and realities of being Black Women. We will debate upon how and why we differ in our creative expression of these realities. Our methods vary individually from satire to storytelling, from timely vengeance to careful analysis, from calls to arms to the smashing of stereotypes. We are claiming what is ours and making ourselves visible. We are eleven of the hundreds of creative Black Women in Britain. We are here to stay.”

Several years later, the catalogue was reprinted, in a different format, by Urban Fox Press.

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»  Sonia Boyce MBE OBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Chila Kumari Singh Burman

Born, 1958 in Liverpool, England

»  Lubaina Himid MBE, CBE

Born, 1954 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

»  Marlene Smith

Born, 1964 in Birmingham, England

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

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»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom