Screening Room

Hosted in the Art Projects Screening Room, is an accompanying programme of collaborative film and new media initiatives curated by Pryle Behrman.

You’ll find the Screening Room in Art Projects on Gallery Level 1.

Afrofuturisms Past

The release in 2018 of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has provoked renewed interest in the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism and in particular the way that its history within experimental film-making over the past 50 years has laid the groundwork for both the critical and (importantly, in the field of counter-cultural movements) commercial success of the film.

Focusing on key works from the 1970s onwards from Africa and the African Diaspora, the films on display in the Art Projects Screening Room explore the past experiences and future possibilities of African communities through alternate and imagined realities. The programme introduces the many different creative reinterpretations of science fiction, documentary, historical fiction, fantasy, straight drama and magic realism that are a feature of Afrofuturism’s innovative nature and which have ensured its continuing influence.

Still from Le sens de la marche. 2002 by Fayçal Baghriche, video, 5 min 15 sec.

Screening Room 2018