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The Film London Jarman Award Q&A and screening with Onyeka Igwe

Tue 11 October 2022

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The interior of a well worn blue plastic box holds a number of rusting grey film canisters, labeled with peeling paper.

Onyeka Igwe, ​‘a so-called archive’, (2020). Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

LUX Scotland is delighted to host the Film London Jarman Award for the fourth year, presenting an in person Q&A with shortlisted artist, Onyeka Igwe, and a screening of her work ​‘a so-called archive’ (2020).

Alongside this an online screening of works by all six of the 2022 awardshortlist will be freely available to view on the LUX Scotland website ( from 12pm-12am on Tuesday, 11 October, no booking required.

The artists shortlisted this year are: Grace Ndiritu, Onyeka Igwe, Alberta Whittle, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Morgan Quaintance, and Jamie Crewe.


'a so-called archive' (2020) 19 mins 40 sec

Q&A with Onyeka Igwe, 40 mins

About the Film London Jarman Award

Inspired by visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with the moving image. The shortlisted artists illustrate the spirit of inventiveness within moving image, highlighting the breadth of creativity and craftsmanship the medium has to offer, as well as its powerful ability to engage and provoke audiences. The Award comes with a £10,000 prize.

The winner of the Film London Jarman Award will be announced on the 22 November at the Barbican Centre. The award is presented in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery.

The tour runs from 23 September to 12 November, in partnership with seven arts venues across the UK.

Onyeka Igwe, ​‘a so-called archive’ (2020) 19 mins 40 sec

'a so-called archive' interrogates the decomposing repositories of Empire with a forensic lens. Blending footage shot in two separate colonial archive buildings — one in Lagos, Nigeria, and the other in Bristol, UK — this double portrait considers the ​‘sonic shadows’ that colonial images continue to generate, despite the disintegration of their memory and their materials. Igwe’s film imagines what might have been ​‘lost’ from these archives, mixing genres of the radio play, the corporate video tour, and detective noir with a haunting and critical approach to the horror of discovery.

Artist bio

Onyeka is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. Onyeka’s video works have been screened at Camden Arts Centre (London), Dak’art OFF (Senegal) and Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh) and at film festivals internationally including European Media Arts Festival (Germany), London Film Festival, Media City Film Festival (Canada) and the Smithsonian African American film festival (USA). Solo exhibitions include The High Line (New York), Mercer Union (Toronto), LUX (London) and Jerwood Arts (London). She was awarded the Foundwork Artist Prize (2021) and the Berwick New Cinema Award (2019).




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6:30pm — 7:30pm


All ages


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