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Radically Imagining an Archive

Image courtesy Amir George

Events - Courses

Radically Imagining an Archive


17 Aug 2018

In this workshop, filmmaker and curator Amir George invites participants to bring in archival materials including old photographs, images and video clips to explore the radical context in which they can exist through filmmaking. These materials will be paired with the Nottingham Black Archive’s collection to create a short film.
This filmmaking workshop expands on George’s investigation into the cinematic, employing aesthetic approaches towards afrofuturism, afrosurrealism and the magnificent. 
In collaboration with Nottingham Black Archive
Free. Booking required as spaces are limited.
Meeting Room
To book plase email Merce at
Amir George is a curator and filmmaker based in Chicago. Amir is the co-founder of the touring experimental film series Black Radical Imagination as well as program curator for The Cinema Culture a grassroots film programming organization. Amir has presented screenings and curated programs at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; ICA London, Talbot Rice Gallery, and Silent Funny Chicago among others.
Following Amir George's two events here at Nottingham Contemporary, don't miss the short film programme 'Amir George: Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks' on Fri 17 Aug, 7pm at Primary.