NEGATIVE ENTANGLEMENTS; FAILED REHEARSALS by Dhanveer Singh Brar
135 x 210mm, 28 pages, Risograph printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2022
An unpublished essay by Dhanveer Singh Brar produced on the occasion of a screening of Who Needs a Heart (Black Audio Film Collective, 1991) organised by Pavilion, Hyde Park Picture House and the School of History at the University of Leeds.
If Great Black Music subsumes speech in Who Needs A Heart, what effect does this mode of saying have on viewership and narration?
Dhanveer Singh Brar asks us to look at the gestural capacities of music to understand the film’s fragmented representation of Michael Abdul Malik and the surrounding Black Power movement in 1960s Britain.