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Louis Henderson

A Walk With Nigel

Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur et n&b | 22:0 | Royaume-Uni | 2009

A WALK WITH NIGEL is a video essay that constructs a dialogue between two artists from two different times, between movement and stillness, between speech and silence. An archaeological study of a community, reawakening the archive in the present. A materialist study of streets and social relations. This is a two screen video about the photographic work of the late artist Nigel Henderson (1917-1985). Re-visiting the same locations within which Nigel Henderson originally shot a series of photographs in the 1950s in East London, Louis Henderson creates a response to these photographs and locations on video in the present. The video is presented alongside the original photographs, forming a dialectical collage of a temporal/imagistic nature, combined with a voice-over created from fragments of text found in the Nigel Henderson collection in the Tate Gallery Archive. A WALK WITH NIGEL is the continuation of certain aesthetic and political ideas developing ? through historical understanding ? the afterlife of a body of work.

Biography Born in Norwich in 1983. Moved to London in 2004 to study Film and Video at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) graduating with a First Class Honours degree. Between 2007 and 2009 worked independently on various solo and collaborative films and worked as an assistant to William Raban. In 2009 began a practice-based PhD at London College of Communication supervised by William Raban and Dr Jonathan Dronsfield, working in film, photography and text. The research is led by the question ?Can Film be a Future Archaeology?? and looks into the politics of institutional archives and the way art takes part in the production and distribution of the common.