John Akomfrah: Artist
To celebrate the launch of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey (I.B. Tauris, 2015) in September 2015, Ibraaz held a panel discussion at Rivington Place. Here, a range of invited participants responded to the notion and concepts surrounding the archive and contemporary visual artistic production.
In this video, John Akomfrah talks about using archival footage in his work, with particular reference to the film The Stuart Hall Project (2013). Akomfrah discusses the various considerations around appropriating an archive for artistic production, not least its ramifications for the future. For further details on the book, please follow this link.