Thinking with Dub Cinema Reader

For the programme Thinking with Dub Cinema, curated with Kodwo Eshun and Louis Henderson in the context of Courtisane festival 2024 (27 – 31 March) and the the research project Echoes of Dissent (KASK & Conservatory / School of Arts Gent), we compiled a reader which can be found here.


1. Sylvia Wynter, ‘A Dream Deferred: Will the Condemned Rasta Fari ever Return to Africa?”,
Tropic, October 1960.
2. Orlando Patterson, ‘The Dance Invasion’, New Society, 15 September 1966.
3. Paul Bradshaw, Vivien Goldman, Penny Reel, ‘Hail Brethren And Sistren: A Big Big Sound System
Splashdown’, New Musical Express, 21 February 1981.
4. Cedric Robinson, ‘An inventory of contemporary Black politics’, Emergency 2, January 1984.
5. Greg Tate, ‘Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here Comes Sankofa’, The Village Voice, 30 August 1988.
6. Louis Chude-Sokei, ‘Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber: reggae, technology and the diaspora process’,
Bob Marley Lecture, Institute of Caribbean Studies, Reggae Studies Unit, University of the West
Indies, November 1997.
7. Howard Slater, ‘Graveyard And Ballroom: A Factory Records Scrapbook’, Break/Flow 2, 1999.
8. Ian Penman, ‘Garvey’s Ghost > K L A N G! < Heidegger’s Geist’, 3rd International Conference on Film Scores and Sound Design, July 2000. 9. Okwui Enwezor, ‘Coalition Building: Black Audio Film Collective and Transnational Post-colonialism’, in: The Ghosts of Songs. The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective, Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika
Sagar (eds.), Liverpool: Liverpool University Press and FACT, 2007.
10. Paul Gilroy, ’ Bad to Worse’, In: Isaac Julien: Riot, Isaac Julien et al (eds.), New York: Museum of
Modern Art, 2013.
11. Jodi Brooks, ‘Invisibility’s Beat: Ralph Ellison, Rhythm, and Cinema’s Blind Field’, in: Off Beat:
Pluralizing Rhythm
, Hoogstad, JH (ed.), Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
12. Trevor Mathison & Claudette Johnson Talk “Dirty” Sound & The Black Audio Film Collective,
Something Curated, 22 August 2022.
13. Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, ‘The Terror and the Time’, ASAP Journal, August 2022.
14. Natascha Sadr Haghighian, What I Do Not Recognize Yet, Now at This Very Moment, Berlin:
Harun Farocki Institute, 2023.