Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TODAY (FRIDAY 20) Visual [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TODAY (FRIDAY 20) Visual [...]

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TODAY (FRIDAY 20) Visual arts / Louis Henderson: Overtures A man whose work explores the links between colonialism, capitalism and history, the acclaimed British artist Louis Henderson was always going to be a perfect fit for this year's ¡Viva! Festival. Taking place at HOME, the annual event - a showcase of arts and culture from the Latin and Spanish-speaking American regions - will, over the next few weeks, be exploring Latin America's long history of political turmoil. Needless to say, the prospect of Henderson tackling such a weighty brief was always going to produce fascinating results.

As so it proves when Henderson's Overtures - a major new film co-commission and solo exhibition - opens tonight at HOME as part of the month-long ¡Viva! programme. Inspired by the Haitian Revolution of the late 1700s, the film will chart the progress of Henderson, alongside producer Olivier Marboeuf, devising a performance for the forthcoming Ghetto Biennial with a collective of eight young Haitian actors, poets and slammers. …

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