28 February 2024, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain
Carole Enahoro’s rarely screened triple-screen film Oyinbo Pepper (1986), ‘uses archive footage and photographs from Nigeria and the UK to explore the experience of being biracial and bicultural, navigating between vigilance/obliviousness, entanglement/rupture. It ends by mapping hidden networks that exploit the effects of persistent uprooting and rerouting and drive the vulnerable away from supporting meshes towards harm and trauma.’
Oyinbo Pepper is presented in dialogue with two films by Onyeka Igwe and Rhea Storr. Like Enahoro, both artists bring an archival materiality to their explorations of familial heritage and the landscapes – from Norfolk to Nigeria – that are encompassed within them.
The artists will be in conversation following the screening.
Oyinbo Pepper (Carole Enahoro, 1986) 23 mins, three screen, 16mm/digital
The names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered (Onyeka Igwe, 2019), 25 mins, digital
The Image That Spits: The Eye that Accumulates (Rhea Storr, 2017) 11mins, 16mm/digital
Through a Radical Lens is a moving image programme takes up the themes of Tate Britain’s current exhibition ‘Women in Revolt: Art, Activism and the Women Movement in the UK 1970-1990’ by a series of screening showing the film and videos practices of UK based feminist artists then and now. The Clore auditorium, and other London venues such as the BFI Southbank and Chelsea Space, become spaces for debate around moving image works already well regarded or rarely seen, screening archival restorations beside works recently made. The screenings and conversations of Through A Radical Lens revisit urgencies of the 1970s and 1980s which are still current today.
Programmed by Lucy Reynolds, with curatorial contributions from Club des Femmes, Karen di Franco for Chelsea Space, and Rachel Garfield and Will Fowler at BFI Southbank.