Grenfell Tower defines our political reality. From a state of invisibility to hyper-visibility, the Tower appears and disappears through the power of images. How can our networked society challenge the narrative that values some lives over others - one that led to this brutal violence? How does the monument disrupt this reality?
The Black Tower is a research project developed by for Goldsmiths, University of London. It seeks to tell a story of the Tower through the multiple eyes of Londoners by inviting people to upload images of the Tower after the fire. The project questions if art after Grenfell can open up spaces to see the unseen. This is to offer ethical and political critique of how perceptions sustain the violence - so that what happened does not disappear from political consciousness. You can read more
The research project won the Alan Little Award.
The film was long-listed for the AESTHETICA ART PRIZE: FUTURE NOW 2021
The film was selected for the HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE group exhibition at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery 5th March - 2nd April 2022
The film won the Sea of Art Monthly Film Festival Award 2022
THIS FILM PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO THE 72 PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND TO ALL THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE FIRE THAT HAPPENED IN JUNE 2017.
NO PART OF THIS PROJECT IS FOR SALE. PLEASE SEE WORD PIECE FOR DETAILS.