Read, Watch & Listen
Barbican Young Curator Anahi Saravia Herrera shares her experience and documents their process of creating the first Young Curators' exhibition and its importance in the early stages of the development of the Barbican Archive.
Author and anime expert, Helen McCarthy presents a short history of anime at the Barbican and introduces the films selected for Anime’s Human Machines cinema season.
New Suns founder Sarah Shin explains the origins of the festival, and explores the literary work that inspired this year’s programme and theme - feminist approaches to technology.
Dr Beth Singler, a Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, draws on her experiences in Japan and her anthropological research to explore some of the philosophical ideas behind AI: More than Human.
Cinema curator Tamara Anderson takes us back to the heady days of 1970s France and tells us how the films that came after the Nouvelle Vague were influenced by the turbulent political events of May 1968 – and why these films are still so relevant today.
Professor Denis Donoghue introduces the poems and Gideon Lester, Artistic Director of Fisher Center at Bard, visits the locations in T.S Eliot's masterpiece that inspired the multi-disciplinary performance.
Late-50s New York. In Greenwich Village bars and Times Square burger joints painters, writers, critics, musicians were making a new world. Filmmakers were right there too, advocating for freedom from convention.