Tim Lawrence with Jenn Nkiru ‐ Worldwide FM

Tim Lawrence with Jenn Nkiru


Tim Lawrence is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92, and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83. He is the co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System, which has been putting on Loft parties in London since 2003, initially with David Mancuso, and All Our Friends, a community audiophile party that draws much of its influence from the Loft as well as offshoot parties such as Beauty and the Beat in London and Joy in NYC. A Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London, he releases music on Reappearing Records.

For this show, he is joined by an award-winning visionary artist and director from Peckham, Jenn Nkiru. She has steadily been creating a name for herself with her distinctive visual style and powerful use of sound through her short films for the BFI, Frieze, Gucci, Condé Nast, Channel 4 and the Tate. The relationship between visual, sound, and music, as well as movement and tone, are central concerns of her work.

Nkiru is best known in popular culture for her work as the second unit director of visuals for The Carter’s “Apeshit” video (directed by Ricky Saiz) and has also directed music videos for Neneh Cherry and Kamasi Washington.

Her latest film, BLACK TO TECHNO which premiered at Frieze LA Feb 2019, explores the philosophical, geopolitical, sonic and anthropological origins of Techno.

REBIRTH IS NECESSARY (2017) © Paula Harrowing

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