This screening marks the launch of LADA’s online Summer Programme – a series of weekly offerings of screenings, talks, presentations and ‘live’ online events. The film will be available online for the duration of the Programme – from Monday 8 June to Sunday 19 July. The film is be presented alongside a conversation between Keith and Joseph Morgan Schofield (LADA), filmed remotely in June 2020.
Keith Khan works with performance, film, drawing and textiles. Born in London, of Indo-Caribbean heritage, he interrogates the layers of inherited ethnic and cultural identities and the contemporary phenomenon of cultural confusion. His works are highly personal, but often presented in different locations and for an audience as diverse as himself.
Khan’s current practice draws on experiences of displacement – he has created a series of animations, large embroideries, drawings and made a series of films in China and India featuring artists and cultural commentators talking about their neighbours. A new commission by the Manchester International Festival, entitled “The Accountants” will premiere at the new digital space, “The Factory” in 2022.
In 2020 the BFI are re-releasing some early video work made by Khan and moti roti, a company he founded in the 90s.
About LADA Screens
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.