For those that have seen it, take some to describe and reflect upon John Akomfrah's Installation "Vertigo Sea". If you have seen it yet, it's well worth checking out, on at Arnolfini in Bristol till 10th April 2016.

Write in your workbook's/ Blogs...

Describe the installation - aesthetics, form, design, content, narrative?

Discuss the Social, Political, Historical aspects of the work

Do some more research and reading into the artist and related works

The use of montage in John Akomfrah's Handsworth Song (1981). News clip and photos of the Birmingham riot on top of the song 'Jerusalem', insinuate a strong political statement: the utopia of Britain as the land of 'pasture and green' collapsed under the reality of untidy and discomforting race-based riot..

A documentary about life and work of Stuart Hall, one of the most important theorists in the Birmingham School, also known as Cultural Studies group, in which participated notable authors as Raymond Williams, Richard Hoggart and E.P. Thompson.

Part 1 of 3 We ask John Akomfrah about Black Audio Film Collective. What was it and was were their aims. John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation at New Art Exchange, 11 May - 14 July nae.org.uk Produced as part of the season Made For TV tether.org.uk/madefortv #M4TV

Part 2 of an interview with John Akomfrah. In this section, Akomfrah discusses how Black Audio Film Collective began to show work on television. Part of Made For TV: www.tether.org.uk/madefortv Filmed to coincide with the exhibition "The Unfinished Conversation" at the New Art Exchange, www.nae.org.uk #M4TV

Part 2 of an interview with John Akomfrah. In this section, Akomfrah discusses the transition from Black Audio Film Collective to Smoking Dogs. Part of Made For TV: www.tether.org.uk/madefortv Filmed to coincide with the exhibition "The Unfinished Conversation" at the New Art Exchange, www.nae.org.uk #M4TV

John Akomfrah's genre-defying films elegantly combine art and politics; his career spans the worlds of film, arts, television, and academia. He began directing in The Eighties with Black Audio Film Collective, whose subtle but searing commentaries on British racism were aired on a bold new Channel 4.