Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Fall 2015

Louis Henderson: Melts Into Air

2013-14, Louis Henderson, France, ca. 60 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Oct 8th 6:00pm

In his first Chicago appearance, award-winning director Louis Henderson presents a pair of films on the networked links between colonialism, computing, and capitalism in contemporary Ghana. In LETTRES DU VOYANT (2013), a series of mysterious letters describe the practice of “Sakawa”—e-scams fortified by Western African religious rituals—and the possibilities it proposes for political resistance. Choreographed on Henderson’s desktop screen, ALL THAT IS SOLID (2014) maps connections between the Cloud and its waste, layering ephemeral image searches, email, data, and notes over footage of the grinding physical labor of the massive Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra. Presented in collaboration with the Video Data Bank. HD Video. (Amy Beste)

OCTOBER 8: Louis Henderson will be present for audience discussion.