“Isn’t it strange that in the second world war, computer technology was used to aid and abet the military-industrial complex, but by the end of our century, that technology has mutated, devolved and diversified to such a degree that Afro-American musicians, young Black British musicians can use computer technology to construct a soundtrack to the end of the industrial epoch.”
—Black Audio Film Collective, The Last Angel of History
FILM SCREENING 8PM/DJ SET from I RORY 9PM till close…
The Last Angel of History is a free-form film-essay that weave’s an intricate web of African mythology, science fiction, technology and sound culture, into a compelling work of cinematic theory-fiction.
Made in the 1996 by Jon Akomfrah, and the Black Audio Film Collective, the highly acclaimed short film has been described as “a truly masterful film essay about Black aesthetics that traces the deployments of science fiction within pan-African culture” by the Harvard Film Archive.
We will be screening the film at 8 PM followed by a DJ SET from the CSSA’s own I Rory inspired by the sonic lines-of-flight explored in the film!