The Ghosts of Songs
A Retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective
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 body of work. Curated and produced by Kodwo 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 of memory, media and moving image.