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Eshun, Kodwo

Works: 37 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 1,971 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Experimental films  Pictorial works  Archives  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: NA997.A53, 725.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kodwo Eshun
The ghosts of songs : the film art of the Black Audio Film Collective, 1982-1998 by The ghost of songs( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eagerly awaited book is the first to assess the oeuvre of the Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC), one of Britain's most influential artistic groups. It reconsiders the entire corpus of the seven-person London-based group from inception in 1982 to its disbandment in 1998
Dan Graham : rock my religion by Kodwo Eshun( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Graham's Rock My Religion (1982-84) is a video essay populated by punk and rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers). This coming together of several narrative voice-overs, of singing and shouting voices, of jarring sounds and text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images, proposes a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the origins of America. In this illustrated book, Kodwo Eshun examines this landmark work of contemporary moving image in relation to Graham's wider body of work and to the broader culture of the time, especially in relation to history, popular culture, and individual and communal identity
More brilliant than the sun : adventures in sonic fiction by Kodwo Eshun( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses black musicians like Kool Keith, Sun Ra, Juan Atkins, Public Enemy, John Coltrane, Jeff Mills, Lee Perry, Underground Resistance, Pharoah Sanders, et al
Harun Farocki, Against what? Against whom? by Harun Farocki( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harun Farocki is one of Germany's most respected filmmakers, artists and writers. Farocki's essay films question the production and perception of images, decoding the medium of film and examining how audiovisual culture relates to politics, technology and war. This first major UK retrospective of his films includes screenings of Videograms of a Revolution, Farocki's iconic collaboration with Andrei Ujica concerning the 1989 Romanian revolution, and and five British premieres, including the award winning Respite, which revisits footage of Westerbork, the Dutch transit camp, filmed in May 1944, and A Day In the Life of A Consumer, an epic portrait of consumer society constructed entirely from advertisements. The season will also include presentations by Georges Didi-Huberman on 13 November and The Otolith Group on 27 November. Curated by Stuart Comer, Antje Ehmann and The Otolith Group. With support from Goethe-Institut London, in collaboration with Art Monthly. Presented in conjunction with Against What? Against Whom?, a survey of Farocki's multi-screen film installations at Raven Row.--Tate website
World 3 by Otolith Group( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition In the year of the quiet sun revisits moments from the grand political project of mid century Pan-Africanism, envisioned by revolutionaries such as W.E.B Du Bois, George Padmore, Frantz Fanon and Kwame Nkrumah as the total liberation of the African continent from Europe, through the building of a United States of Africa. One of the key works in the exhibition is the installation Statecraft. In this installation the short century of decolonization, as formulated by Okwui Enwezor, is envisioned in the form of a political calendar assembled from the unlikely and anaesthetic medium of the postage stamp. These masscult artifacts, issued to commemorate the independence of African nation-states, from the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Liberia in 1947 to the founding of the Republic of South Sudan in 2011, are integrated into an elaborately designed display system that invites sustained attention to this often overlooked media. The artists publication WORLD 3 both completes and complements the exhibition. In close relation to the work Statecraft, the book also employs the postage stamp as its main visual medium. The book assembles a trialogue between First Day Covers from newly independent African states, envelopes from the diaspora of the digital auction and an associative inventory of quotations from thinkers such as Walter Abish, Ayi Kwei Armah, Amilcar Cabral, Helene Cixous, Basil Davidson, Assef Djebar, Jacques Derrida, WEB Du Bois, Bessie Head, Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Clarice Lispector, Kwame Nkrumah, Ali A Mazrui, Achille Mbembe, Fred Moten, Sony Labou Tansi and Nathaniel Mackey
Post-punk : then and now by Gavin Butt( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s? And why does the art and music of these times seem so newly pertinent to our political present, despite the seeming remoteness of its historical moment? Focusing upon the production of post-punk art, film, music, and publishing, this book offers new perspectives on an overlooked period of cultural activity, and probes the lessons that might be learnt from history for artists and musicians working under 21st century conditions of austerity. Includes contemporary reflections by those who shaped avant-garde and contestatory culture in the 1970s and 1980s, alongside contributions by contemporary artists and scholars. Focusing on the UK, US, Brazil and Poland, the book provides critical perspectives on post-punk then, and its generative relation to the aesthetics and politics of cultural production today"--Back cover
The last angel of history( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Akomfrah, director of Seven Songs of Malcolm X, returns with an engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. This cinematic essay posits science fiction (with tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering) as a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness. Akomfrah's analysis is rooted in an exploration of the cultural works of Pan-African artists, such as funkmaster George Clinton and his Mothership Connection, Sun Ra's use of extraterrestrial iconography, and the very explicit connection drawn between these issues in the writings of black science fiction authors Samuel R. Delaney and Octavia Butler
David Adjaye : making public buildings : specificity, customization, imbrication by David Adjaye( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of his exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery, this book brings together ... authors to reflect on Adjaye's practice, significance and influences. Okwui Enwezor and Saskia Sassen discuss the increasing need for a politicised definition of public space, while Nikolaus Hirsch and Peter Allison consider Adjaye's attention to materials. Two interviews with David Adjaye, one led by Peter Allison and the other by Kodwo Eshun, guide us throught his approach to making public buildings within a global context. They are accompanied by drawings, documents and photographs relating to ten of Adjaye's most important projects, all published here for the first time -- Dust jacket
A.C.A.D.E.M.Y. by M HKA: Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plea for public institutions to be open fields of learning, as formal education has its agenda set by notions of free market productivity. An "academy" can help to articulate incoherent dissatisfaction, and help to point us towards knowledge as yet unknown
Travelling Communiqué : studying practises of anticolonial thinking through the presidential photo archive of Josip Broz Tito, at the Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade by Armin Linke( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desconfiar de las imágenes by Harun Farocki( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selección de textos publicados por Harun Farocki entre 1980 y 2010 sobre los conceptos y líneas de investigación involucrados en su obra cinematográfica. Tanto sus películas documentales o ensayos cinematográficos como sus más recientes video-instalaciones hacen uso de recursos formales propios del situacionismo, la nouvelle vague francesa y el cine directo para producir un montaje crítico capaz de denunciar la violencia inscrita en las "imágenes del mundo" generadas por artefactos aparentemente "neutrales" e "inocentes" como las cámaras de vigilancia de los centros comerciales y de las prisiones, los noticiarios, los anuncios publicitarios y los videoclips, los simuladores de combate o las imágenes emitidas por los misiles teledirigidos
The last angel of history : Seven songs for Malcolm X( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last angel of history: explores the relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, space exploration, and computer technology. Examines science fiction elements in literature and music as metaphors for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement and cultural alienation
The militant image : a ciné-geography( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The militant image : a ciné-geography : editor's introduction by Kodwo Eshun( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untimely meditations : reflections on the Black Audio Film Collective by Kodwo Eshun( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film : The Otolith Group, part II by Kodwo Eshun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Klein films by William Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Klein?s films are a major body of work as remarkable and groundbreaking as his acclaimed photographic oeuvre. From Broadway by Light, his directorial debut in 1958, Klein scripted, directed and designed irreverent satires addressing themes as varied as the mainstream media, high fashion (Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, 1966), world imperialism (Mr. Freedom, 1969) and biopolitics (The Model Couple, 1975). The American expatriate, who has lived in Paris since the 1950s, also authored a number of captivating documentaries, and collaborated with the likes of filmmakers Chris Marker, Louis Malle and Alain Resnais. This survey of Klein's work in cinema will be presented in the Starr Auditorium to accompany the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama, featuring rarely seen documentaries, such as The Pan-African Festival of Algiers (1969), and Messiah (1999), Klein's visual interpretation of Handel's oratorio as a choral portrait of contemporary life.--Tate website
Fantastic voyages( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Otolith II by Otholith group( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The point of departure for Otolith II is the archive of Anasuya Gyan-Chand, an educationalist and feminist active in the post-war milieu of trans-national activism. Gyan-Chand's extensive archive consists of photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, airmail correspondence, journals and newspaper cutting which constitute a valuable cross section through the mid 20th Century of secular trans-nationalism. We see delegations of Indian feminists meeting women's groups, visiting museums, hospitals, factories, laboratories, state gardens, attending conferences, summits and hearings, throughout China, Russia, Japan and Yugoslavia among other countries. At a time when the art world is engaged in re-examining the potentials and legacies of post-war feminist art practice, this archive invites us to rethink the entanglements between feminism, communism and the Non Aligned Movement. The Otolith Group's longstanding interest in the idea of the past potential future is focused around the poetics of moments such as this which allow them to rethink what it means to inhabit the present."--Container
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The ghosts of songs : the film art of the Black Audio Film Collective, 1982-1998
Alternative Names
Kodwo Eshun britischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Kodwo Eshun British writer

Kodwo Eshun Brits auteur

Kodwo Eshun escriptor britànic

Kodwo Eshun escritor británico

More brilliant than the sun : adventures in sonic fictionHarun Farocki, Against what? Against whom?David Adjaye : making public buildings : specificity, customization, imbricationA.C.A.D.E.M.Y.