Louis Henderson + Filipa Cesar

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Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image and imaging technologies. Since 2011, she has been researching the origins of the cinema of the African Liberation Movement in Guinea Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to ruling epistemologies. The resulting body of work comprises, 16 mm films, digital archives, videos, seminars, screenings, publications, ongoing collaborations with artists, theorists and activists and is the basis for her Phd thesis at FCSH-New University of Lisbon. César’s genre bending work bridges contemporary and historical discourses in her film and video work, as well as in her publications. César premiered her first feature length essay-film Spell Reel at the Forum section of the 67. Berlinale, 2017.

Louis Henderson is a filmmaker who is currently trying to find new ways of working with people to address and question our current global condition defined by racial capitalism and ever-present histories of the European colonial project. The working method is archaeological. Curator Natasha Ginwala writes, ""As a medium of investigation intrinsically linking the timelines of colonialism and earth history into a vertical composition, Henderson develops his cinematic works as a channel of deep listening."" In 2015 he was the recipient of the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Video Artist at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA. Since 2015 Henderson has been collaborating with the curator, producer, writer and performer Olivier Marboeuf on a variety of projects including talks, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, a play, short films and the production of a feature film.

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