Join artist filmmaker and long-time collaborator with JGPACA, Onyeka Igwe for an evening screening of their latest film ‘A Radical Duet’ at the Barbican.
In 2022, as part of the Per Ankh exhibition at Raven Row, Igwe was invited as a Resident Artist to engage with the holdings of the archive and produce work in response. The result is, A Radical Duet (2023), a short narrative film that imagines what happened when two women of different generations, both part of the post-war independence movements, came together in London to put their fervour and imagination into writing a revolutionary play.
Experiments in Film at the Barbican is an event in response to ‘A Radical Duet’. Alongside the screening, will be a selection of CLR James’ 80th birthday lectures and ‘Sometimes it was Beautiful’ by Christian Nyampeta (2019), which expands upon the themes of revolutionary and anti-colonial acts.
This event is organised in collaboration with Film London and FLAMIN. A Radical Duet was commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through FILM LONDON Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England.
Additional support from Bonington Gallery and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Cultural Programme. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.