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The Ghosts of Songs | A Retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: FACT
Year published: 2007

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A5 landscape folded card double sided printed invitation/produced by FACT for the preview of a exhibition

Title: The Ghosts of Songs: A Retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective
Curated by The Otolith Group, Thursday 1 February 6 - 8pm. 2 February 2007 - Breakfast with the Artists : Black Audio Film Collective in conversation with The Otolith Group, 11am - 1pm. “To launch the world premiere of The Ghosts of Songs retrospective exhibition at FACT, The Otolith Group chair this unique panel discussion with the Black Audio Film Collective.”

Cover image: still from Testament, 1988, Smoking Dogs Films - 2006

Inside panel contains the following text: “Inaugurated in 1983 and dissolved in 1988, the seven person Black Audio Film Collective is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential artist groups to emerge from Britain in recent years. From their base in East London, John Akomfrah, Lina Gopaul, Avril Johnson, Reece Auguiste, Trevor Mathison, David Lawson and Edward George produced award winning film, photography, slide tape, video, installation, posters and interventions, much of which has never been exhibited in Britain. The Ghosts of Songs is the first retrospective to explore this important body of work. Curated and produced by Kodo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar of The Otolith Group, it reveals the Collective as resolutely experimental, defiantly articulate artists, dedicated to engaging with the past, present and future memory, media and moving image.”

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