• Artists' Film Club: No News Today II + discussion

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 18:45
  • ICA
    The Mall
    SW1Y 5AH London
Artists' Film Club: No News Today II + discussion - ICA - London

A screening of London-based artist-filmmaker Ayo Akingbade’s social housing trilogy No News Today, including the premiere of Dear Babylon (2019).Dear Babylon completes Akingbade’s loose trilogy of films looking at the changes in social housing in London. Set in London's East End and combining newly recorded and archival footage, the film’s narrative centres on a trio of art students eager to raise awareness about their neighbourhood, especially the lives of the tenants and people who work on their estate. Combining fact and fiction, the film captures the lives of individuals facing dramatic social change.Dear Babylon screens alongside Street 66 (2018), Akingbade’s profile of the late Dora Boatemah, a Ghanaian housing activist from South London, and the first film in the trilogy, Tower XYZ (2016).Programme:Tower XYZ, 2016, 16mm transferred to HD file, colour, sound, 3 min.Street 66, 2018, 16mm and HD video, colour and black & white, sound, 13 min.Dear Babylon, 2019, 16mm and HD video, colour and black & white, 21 min.This screening is followed by a conversation with Akingbade hosted by artist, writer and researcher Leyla Pillai.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------£7 Full, £5 Green/Concs, £3 Blue MembersRed Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.