Beginning with the radical Black filmmaker Horace Ové and his dynamic circle of Windrush generation creative peers and extending to today’s brilliant young Black talent globally, Zak Ové curator of Get Up Stand Up Now reflects upon the themes explored in the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now. The film focusses on artists Errol Lloyd, Normski, LR Vandy, Rhea Storr and Thomas J Price who explore Black experience, creativity and influence, from the post-war era to the present day.
Get Up, Stand Up Now, a major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond, at Somerset House. 12 Jun – 15 Sep 2019. In association with Hennessy.
A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists showcase work together for the first time including:
A Guy Called Gerald, Abe Odedina, Adjaye Associates, Ajamu, Alexis Peskine, Althea McNish, Anthea Hamilton, Anthony Joseph, Armet Francis, Aubrey Williams, Barbara Walker, Barby Asante, Barkley L. Hendricks, Benji Reid, Betye Saar, Black Audio Film Collective - John Akomfrah, Bradford Young, Caleb Femi, Campbell Addy, Carrie Mae Weems, Charlie Phillips, Che Lovelace, Chris Leacock (Jillionaire/Major Lazer), Chris Ofili, Cooly G, Cosmo Whyte, David A. Bailey, David Hammons, Deborah Roberts, Dennis Bovell, Denzil Forrester, Derrick Adams, Don Letts, Ebony G. Patterson, Elizabeth Colomba, Emheyo Bahabba ‘Embah’, Errol Lloyd, Faisal Abdu'Allah, Franklyn Rodgers, Gaika, Gary Simmons, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Parks, Grace Nichols, Grace Wales Bonner, Hank Willis Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Helen Cammock, Hew Locke, Horace Ové, Hurvin Anderson, Ishmahil Blagrove, Jay Bernard, Jazzie B, Jenn Nkiru, Julie Mehretu, Kehinde Wiley, Keith Piper, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Larry Achiampong, Lavar Munroe, Lezley Saar, Libita Clayton, Lina Iris Viktor, Linton Kwesi Johnson, LR Vandy, Lubaina Himid, Marlene Smith, Marlon James, Martine Rose, Maud Sulter, Merle Van den Bosch, Mickalene Thomas, Mowalola Ogunlesi, Nari Ward, Neil Kenlock, Nick Cave, Niyi Olagunju, Normski, Oliver Hardt, Patrick Betaudier, Paul A. Smith, Paul Maheke, Pauline Black, Peter Doig, Phoebe Boswell, Rashid Johnson, Rhea Storr, Richard Mark Rawlins, Ronald Moody, Ronan McKenzie, Sanford Biggers, Satch Hoyt, Selina Nwulu, Shabaka Hutchings, Sonia Boyce, Stephen Burks, Steve McQueen, Thick/er Black Lines, Thomas J. Price, Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Vanley Burke, Victor Ekpuk, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Young Fathers, Zadie Smith, Zak Ové, Zanele Muholi, Zoe Bedeaux.
Film commissioned by Somerset House for the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now, 2019
Senior Digital Producer, Somerset House: Eleanor Scott
Produced by DocHearts
Director: Andy Mundy-Castle
DOP: Tom Swindell
Editor: Marvin Jay Alvarez
Assistant Producer: Zena Tuitt
Pressure (1976), dir. Horace Ové. Courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI)
Playing Away (1986) dir. Horace Ové. Courtesy of Channel 4.
ROENDY ROSANJO - AFRO CARIBBEAN BEAT.
GAIKA - “AA5 LOOP"
GAIKA - “AA2P”
LOU RICARD - “DUPPY”
JAMES BROWN “SAY IT LOUD - I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD”