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Claudette’s Star is one of four New Commissions in the ICO’s 2020 national film tour, Second Sight.
Acting as part ode and through a series of interpretations, Claudette’s Star depicts young artists considering with sheer wonder who is given a voice. Directed, produced and edited by Ayo Akingbade.
About the Second Sight New Commissions
In association with LUX, the ICO presents four new moving image commissions from artists Ayo Akingbade, B.O.S.S. Collective, Morgan Quaintance and Rehana Zaman. These films are part of the ICO’s 2020 national film tour Second Sight which explores the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK Black Film Workshop Movement which developed throughout the 1980s. The films are bookable as a 73 minute programme or individually.
About the artist
Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker based in London who has produced a number of acclaimed artist films exploring the contemporary Black experience in London particularly in relation to housing. Her film Tower XYZ (2016) received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savić Award at Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade. Akingbade has since produced five new films including Street 66 (2018) which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and A is for Artist (2018), which premiered in the Experimenta strand at the BFI London Film Festival. She is an alumnus of Sundance Ignite and New Contemporaries.