Louis Henderson

Now, How? presents ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ screening + conversation at Berlin’s Decad, Oct 30

30 October 2017

The ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ film screening and discussion will take place at Berlin’s Decad on October 30.

The event is part of Decad’s Now, How? series (number two of four) that is organised by William Kherbek in collaboration with Decad’s lecture program. The evening will consist of a screening including films by Louis Henderson, Arjuna Neuman, Jaakko Pallasvuo, and Özgür Kar that look explore politics and representation, followed by a live-video in conversation with a “journalist who writes pseudonymously ” for a number of high profile magazines and publications. 

The event seeks to open up a dialogue about crisis, the present moment and liberatory ideas for the future. Decad was founded in 2014 by artist Rachel Alliston and seeks to create a conversation between ‘contemporary art and critical discourse within the public sphere.’

Visit the Decad website for details.**



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What comes after resistance? Acoustic Mirrors at Diaspore, Mar 29 – Apr 30

28 March 2017

The Acoustic Mirrors group exhibition is on at London’s Diaspore, opening March 29 and running to April 30.

Curated by Lou-Atessa Marcellin and Edward Hill of Friche, the show includes contributions from A—Z, Lucie Beauvert, Chroma Yoga, Friche, Rebecca Glover, Louis Henderson, Edward Hill, Lou-Atessa Marcellin, Tom McCaughan, Inês Neto dos Santos, Yuri Pattison, Rachel Pimm, The Quorum, The Restart Project, RCA School Group, Superlative TV, Chooc Ly Tan, Konstantinos Trichas, Theo Turpin and The Waggle Dancers.

The press release leaves little to be revealed, but includes fragmentary sentences that ask us to piece together and create relations between “generating flows of images no one has the stomach to digest” and “a half asleep flower [who] wakes up in a rage and throws her smartphone at the face of her inquisitor.” Ending in “Resistance is the first move, listening is the strategy, conversation comes next?” we can expect a program dedicated to fostering community and dialogue, and its place within finding answers.

Diaspore is project space commited to ideas of “ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities” and is led by artists, scientists, chefs and other community groups, and is open to “all who wish to get involved.”

See the Diaspore website for details.**


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Network Pessimism @ LUX Salon, Dec 15

14 December 2015

LUX Salon brings a new event titled Network Pessimism. Welcome to the New Dark Age! with screenings from Louis Henderson and Isaac Julien, followed by a conversation between Henderson and Zach Blas at its London location on December 15.

The evening of “utopian speculation on the possibility of alternatives to the ‘networked state of mind'” features screenings of Henderson’s two most recent works—’All That Is Solid’ (2014) and ‘Black Code/Code Noir’ (2015)—which offer “materialist readings of the internet and digital technologies to reveal certain sedimented processes of exploitation”.

Alongside Henderson’s films will be Julien’s early super 8 film, ‘Who Killed Colin Roach?’ (1983), which despite being shot in the 80s documents the protests following the death of a black man in police custody as though it were made yesterday. The screenings are followed by a conversation with Henderson and artist and writer Blas on network pessimism and “the potential of the ‘paranodal'”.

See the event page for details. **

ALL THAT IS SOLID – TRAILER from louis henderson on Vimeo.

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