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Artist Talk: Tako Taal 

The recording of Tako Taal's talk was available to the public for a limited time only, however the accompanying list of further materials remains below.
If you are a GSA student or staff member you can access the recording via Planet E-Stream.

In September 2020, Tako Taal delivered an artist talk reflecting on her practice to date, sharing the theoretical underpinnings, as well as the practical support that's enabled the production of her work.



Tako Taal is an artist, filmmaker and programmer, who is currently a resident at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. At stake in Taal's artistic practice are the psychic structures of colonial relations, and the question of how vivid they remain in the present. She was a 2019 RAW Academy fellow at RAW Material Company, Dakar and a Committee Member at Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2016-18. Recent screenings and exhibitions include, Tramway TV, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow Women's Library, Grand Union, (Birmingham) Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and LUX (London.) She lives in Glasgow.



Further references: 

A list of materials informed by themes and references in Tako Taal's lecture and the discussion that followed. 


DUMP_out_through_the_mouth, by Tako Taal, [view here via Tramway TV]

Poetry is Not a Luxury, panel discussion with Saidiya Hartman, Canisia Lubrin, Nat Raha and Christina Sharpe, with Nydia A. Swaby as chair. [view]

Bamako, dir. Abderrahmane Sissako

And This Too Shall Pass: Decolonizing Film by June Givanni and Jan Asante [view]

Collective Imaginings: Legacies of the Black Audio Film Collective, panel discussion, [view]

Experimenta Debate 2018: Representation & Praxis w/ Rabz Lansiquot, Taylor Le Melle, Ayo Akingbade, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa & Morgan Quaintance [view]


Christy Azuma and Uppers International - Naam [hear]





Moments Of Respite: Curator Seán Elder On Tako Taal & Rami George, Cathy Wade [here]


After TAKO TAAL: a 5 poem series, Alycia Pirmohamed [here]

Field Notes by Naomi Gessesse. [here]

Venus in Two Acts, Saidiya Hartman

Scenes from a hostile environment: a history of Black British protest film and television, Ashley Clark [here]


Black Film, British Cinema, ICA Documents iss, 7 [here]





In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe

Young British and Black : The Work of Sankofa and Black Audio Film Collective, Coco Fusco


LUX Scotland Collection @ GSA Library

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