Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Thursday 3 June 2021, 6.30-8.00pm
Presented online in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery
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Editors Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster have won the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award for their books On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo(co-published by Archive Books and Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst).
Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster will speak about the process of editing their volumes on the work of Med Hondo, his career and cinematic legacy.
Gutberlet and Kuster’s books offer a rich insight and tribute into the life works of the late multi-faceted filmmaker and pioneer of African cinema, Med Hondo (1936-2019), capturing the scope and spirit of his practices. Hondo’s work centres around the question of what cinema means from an African perspective and examine a long history of colonialism, racism and cultural ignorance that remains pertinent today.
Brigitta Kuster is a cultural researcher and cultural producer, primarily interested in visual and film studies, postcolonialism/decolonisation, and migration and border studies. Her current research focuses on the third, militant or accentuated or small form cinema as well as the desideratum of a “cinema of care” as well as biometric border and identification technologies at the ‘external border’ of the EU. She works as a Junior Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her work takes the form of text, research projects, exhibitions, and filmic approaches.
Marie-Hélène Gutberlet is acurator, writer and film scholar. She is a professor of film studies at the University for Art and Design Offenbach am Main. Gutberlet has published widely on African cinema, Black cinema, contemporary art, migration, experimental and documentary film.
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