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ScreenTalk Archive: Heather Lenz on Kusama-Infinity

Barbican ScreenTalks Archive is back for a second series. We’re delving into our vast archive to dig out the liveliest conversations from across the decades. First up, documentary filmmaker Heather Lenz discusses 'Kusama-Infinity' with Zing Tseng. 

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How Noguchi Created an Icon

Isamu Noguchi’s Akari light sculptures are a familiar sight in homes worldwide and have spawned many imitations. This is the story behind the icon.

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We Talk About Power - Mia Bays + Michael Holding

As 'Can We Talk About Power?' begins, cultural thinker Suzanne Alleyne takes over Nothing Concrete this week for a special episode and another fascinating conversation about the power of power with Mia Bays and Michael Holding. 


We Talk About Power - Suzanne Alleyne + Swarzy Macaly

Ahead of our 'Can We Talk About Power' events series, presenter Swarzy Macaly meets cultural thinker Suzanne Alleyne to discuss what power means, our different experiences of power, and how power permeates every second of our lives.

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Guest Episode: Autism Through Cinema

This week, we have a special guest episode from the Autism Through Cinema podcast as they discuss everything from autistic characters on screen, how filmmakers can make film sets more inclusive to whether there’s an autistic aesthetic in cinema.

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Playlist: Can We Talk About Power? by Ahmed Akasha

Amplified DJ collective member Ahmed Akasha has curated a playlist of songs that act as a provocation on power. Expect tracks from artists old and new, that will have you considering the wide-ranging ways in which power and life are intertwined.

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Introducing Isamu Noguchi

Assistant Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, Kate Wiener introduces the life and work of Japanese American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, drawing from Noguchi’s autobiographical writings and documents from The Noguchi Museum Archives.

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ScreenNotes: Watermelon Man

Barbican Cinema curator Matthew Barrington, explores the history behind this classic of 70s African American cinema, directed by legendary director, Melvin Van Peebles.