Last-Angel-of-History

 

Friday 31 May

Doors: 7.30pm

Screening: 8pm – 8.45pm
Presentation, discussion and the Pizza Off: 8.45pm onwards

Venue: Primary, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham, NG7 1NU

Presented in association with New Art Exchange

Black Audio Film Collective’s The Last Angel of History is one of the most influential video-essays of the 1990s, influencing filmmakers and many others. The film is an engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology.

The Last Angel of History, Black Audio Film Collectives 1996 documentary, directed by John Akomfrah, whose exhibition is currently on display at New Art Exchange.

The film is set 200 years into the future where a data thief is stealing fragments of Human culture. Through interviews with Derrick May and Goldie and based around George Clinton’s Mothership Connection, the film offers a history of Black music – from Robert Johnson to Detroit Techno – as a way of exploring the future.

This free event will be complemented by a new presentation by Nottingham Castle Open Solo Exhibition winner Frank Abbott and the pizza making competition of year, the Pizza Off! Liam Aitken vs Tristan ‘the Titan’ Hessing – reportedly the best Pizza chef Nottingham has ever seen.

Admission: FREE! Please be aware that places are limited. To secure a place please call 0115 924 8630.