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A Walk With Nigel

Louis Henderson

France, France, 2011
21 minutes, 28 seconds, Colour/B&W, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: SD Video / HD Video / DVD / BluRay / HD Digital file

A Walk With Nigel video essay that constructs a dialogue between two artists from two different times, between movement and stillness, between speech and silence. An archaeological study of a community, reawakening the archive in the present. A materialist study of streets and social relations. This is a two screen video about the photographic work of the late artist Nigel Henderson (1917-1985). Re-visiting the same locations within which Nigel Henderson originally shot a series of photographs in the 1950s in East London, Louis Henderson creates a response to these photographs and locations on video in the present. The video is presented alongside the original photographs, forming a dialectical collage of a temporal/imagistic nature, combined with a voice-over created from fragments of text found in the Nigel Henderson collection in the Tate Gallery Archive. A Walk With Nigel is the continuation of certain aesthetic and political ideas, developing – through historical understanding – the afterlife of a body of work.