John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation

The Unfinished Conversation, 2012. Three-screen installation, HD video, colour, sound, 45 mins (detail of still). Courtesy the artist and Carroll Fletcher.

John Gore

Film Podcast: John Akomfrah at the Mead Gallery

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“For as long as I can remember, the cinema was the space of the immersive experience…now a number of us are also trying to see if galleries can be temples of the immersive experience.” John Akomfrah

Artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah visited the Mead Gallery on Fri 16 Jan to mark the opening of his exhibition, The Unfinished Conversation, which interweaves archival imagery of Stuart McPhail Hall with news footage from the 1960s and 1970s, all overlaid with a stunning soundtrack incorporating the writings of William Blake, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf; Jazz and Gospel music.

Our Film Programmer John Gore caught up with him during his visit to ask him about his work, Miles Davis and making film for three screens. Listen to the podcast online below: