Louis Henderson

  • Louis Henderson & Filipa César – Sunstone (2017)

    2011-2020DocumentaryExperimentalFilipa CésarLouis HendersonPortugal

    The film tracks Fresnel lenses from their site of production to their exhibition in a museum of lighthouses and navigational devices. It also examines the diverse social contexts in which optics are implicated, contrasting the system of triangular trade that followed the first European arrivals in the ‘New World’ with the political potential seen in Op art in post-revolutionary Cuba. Incorporating 16mm celluloid images, digital desktop captures and 3D CGI, the film also maps a technological trajectory: from historical methods of optical navigation to new algorithms of locating, from singular projection to multi-perspectival satellitic visions. Registering these technical advances progressively through the film’s materials and means of production, Sunstone creates “a cinema of affect, a cinema of experience – an Op- Film.”Read More »

  • Louis Henderson & Olivier Marboeuf – Ouvertures (2019)

    Louis Henderson2011-2020DocumentaryHaitiOlivier Marboeuf

    Reflecting on the legacy of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture, follows a collective’s process of translating Édouard Glissant’s play Monsieur Toussaint from French to Creole.Read More »

  • Louis Henderson – All That is Solid (2014)

    2011-2020DocumentaryExperimentalFranceLouis Henderson

    A technographic study of e-recycling and neo-colonial mining filmed in the Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra and illegal gold mines of Ghana. The video constructs a mise-en-abyme as critique in order to dispel the capitalist myth of the immateriality of new technology — thus revealing the mineral weight with which the Cloud is grounded to its earthly origins.Read More »

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