As part of The Missing Chapter programme a series of temporary large-scale image projections were regularly staged in public spaces. This projections were staged as a way to directly engage with communities, beyond the gallery/museum context. Photographs from The Missing Chapter research were projected onto landmarks such as the Covent Garden Piazza or the Royal Festival Hall, capturing the imagination of passers-by and marking a very visible, distinct black presence in London.
BLACK CHRONICLES: EXHIBITION IN A BOX
BERNIE GRANT ARTS CENTRE, LONDON. 9 NOVEMBER – 13 NOVEMBER 2016
The images, drawn from Autograph ABP’s Exhibition In A Box, will be projected onto the back-facing façade of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, visible from dusk until dawn for five nights.
Presented in collaboration with the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London.
THE MISSING CHAPTER
NEW UNITY, NEWINGTON GREEN, LONDON. 3 NOVEMBER – 7 NOVEMBER 2016
As darkness falls, see rare nineteenth century portraits of black women in Victorian Britain as they emerge on the facade of Newington Green Unitarian Church. These will be projected above grafitti artist Stewy’s portrait of radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, celebrated author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792).
Presented in collaboration with New Unity. Special Thanks to the Thornton Partnership.
THE MISSING CHAPTER: BLACK CHRONICLES
NICHOL’S COURT, LONDON. 20 OCTOBER – 29 OCTOBER 2016
Projected images were selected by members of the community and local residents, drawn from The Missing Chapter’s Exhibition In A Box during a pop-up archive workshop led by artist educator Teresa Cisneros.
Supported by Peabody. Special Thanks to Beagle London.
BLACK CHRONICLES: 19TH CENTURY PORTRAITS
COVENT GARDEN WEST PIAZZA, LONDON. 1 AUGUST 2015
Rare photographs of Black presences in the UK from the mid-19th and early 20th centuries were projected next to the main stage at the Africa Centre Summer Festival. The Africa Centre is an independent charity developed to create greater awareness among British and other European people about developments in Africa and its diaspora. Accompanied by DJ Aina Roxx, referencing musical idioms evolved from those periods including jazz, blues and classical music.
Presented in partnership with The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2015.
BLACK CHRONICLES II: PORTRAITS 1872 – 1891
STAMFORD WORKS, GILLET SQUARE, LONDON. 14 NOVEMBER – 15 NOVEMBER 2014
Extraordinary portraits from the late 1800s were seen for the first time in over 120 years and projected on Stamford Works at Gillett Square. The photographs capture individual sitters from Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent, of different ages and genders, who lived in Victorian London.
BLACK CHRONICLES II: KING’S ORDERLY ARMY OFFICERS
RICH MIX, LONDON. 7 NOVEMBER – 9 NOVEMBER 2014
The projections showcased images of the King’s Orderly Army Officers (1903-1938). Each year, four Indian Orderly Officers were selected by the Commander-in-Chief to attend to the King at Court. These photographs were taken by Carl Vandyk, a successful London photographer based in Gloucester Road who regularly photographed the British Royal Family.
BLACK CHRONICLES II: THE AFRICAN CHOIR
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON. 11 SEPTEMBER – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
The projection consists of thirty portraits of the sixteen members of the choir, who left Africa for Europe at the end of the 19th century on a mission to raise funds for education. Among many other places, they performed for Queen Victoria at Osborne House, the former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Their portraits were taken in the studios of the London Stereoscopic Company, yet remained untouched for over a century. Based on research to date, the series represents the most comprehensive body of photographs depicting the black subject in Victorian Britain.
SLIDER IMAGES 1-4. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, PEABODY, NICHOLS COURT, HOXTON | 5-6. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, RICH MIX, LONDON | 7. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, GILLETT SQUARE, DALSTON | 8. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON | 9. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, NEW UNITY, NEWINGTON GREEN | 10. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, PEABODY, NICHOLS COURT, HOXTON | 11. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, GILLETT SQUARE, DALSTON | 12. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, BERNIE GRANT ARTS, TOTTENHAM | 13. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, GILLETT SQUARE, DALSTON | 14-15.IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, PEABODY, NICHOLS COURT, HOXTON | 16-17. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, NEW UNITY, NEWINGTON GREEN | 18. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, GILLETT SQUARE, DALSTON | 17. IMAGE PROJECTION INSTALLATION VIEW, BERNIE GRANT ARTS, TOTTENHAM |