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Louis Henderson: Overtures

HOME presents a major new co- commission and solo exhibition from award-winning artist Louis Henderson, who has produced a film based around a collaboration in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince.

The film will chart the progress of Henderson, alongside producer Olivier Marboeuf, devising a performance for the forthcoming Ghetto Biennial with a collective of eight young Haitian actors, poets and slammers.

Taking as a point of departure the play Monsieur Toussaint by Édouard Glissant, Overtures explores the complexities of both translation (from French to Créole) and fiction when looking at Haitian history.

The play is about the last days in the life of Toussaint Louverture – best known as the leader of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) whilst in his castle prison cell in France.

Louis Henderson has shown his work internationally including at Rotterdam nternational Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, CPH:DOX, New York Film Festival, The Contour Biennial, The Kiev Biennial, The Centre Pompidou, SAVVY Contemporary, The Gene Siskell Film Centre, Gasworks and Tate Britain. His work is in the public collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France and is distributed by Lux (UK) and Video Data Bank (USA).

A new HOME co-commission in partnership with Spectre Productions, Centre national des arts plastiques and Ghetto Biennial 2017.