No Archive Can Restore You


Onyeka Igwe

United Kingdom



No Archive Can Restore You

Taking its title from the 2018 Juliette Singh book, No Archive Can Restore You depicts the spatial configuration of this colonial archive, which lies just out of view, in the heart of the Lagosian cityscape. Despite its invisibility, it contains purulent images that we cannot, will not, or choose not to see. The film imagines ‘lost’ films from the archive in distinctive soundscapes, juxtaposed with images of the abandoned interior and exteriors of the building. This is an exploration into the ‘sonic shadows’ that colonial moving images continue to generate.

Showing in:

Artists in Conversation: Onyeka Igwe and Sky Hopinka

16/01/22, 16:30

Rio Dalston