. In Case You Missed It – ‘Sonic Ways of Knowing the World’: Hear How Artist John Akomfrah Blends Sound Into His Monumental Video Installations « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – Akomfrah, who will represent the United Kingdom at the 2024 Venice Biennale, spoke to Art21 in an exclusive interview about how “conversations with noise” help him weave rich, compelling narratives on screen. In 1982, when he was an undergraduate student, Akomfrah co-founded the Black Audio Film Collective, which forefronted a radical approach to filmmaking incorporating news footage and aspects of straight-documentary work, along with personal experiences of Blackness in Britain during political and cultural upheaval. That experience laid the foundation for Akomfrah’s continued work with found audio and music as striking accompaniments to his layered visuals.

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