Djofray Makumbu, Hello Mr Officer
Sat 23 April – Sat 7 May
Free and all welcome
SPACE Ilford

Gallery open Wed 11 – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm

Former Alumno/SPACE Studio Bursary recipient Djofray Makumbu won the 2020 Goldsmiths Exhibitions Hub commission, in partnership with the London Community Video Archive (LCVA), to make Hello Mr Officer.

Come and watch this moving image work that navigates the everyday experiences of young black men from across London who are frequently stopped, searched, and harassed by the police. The work uses stop motion, watercolour and rotoscope alongside archive material from The People’s Account (1987), a documentary about the Broadwater Farm riot in Tottenham, North London, made by Ceddo Film Collective and held in the LCVA.

The film, which is 23 minutes long, will be played on a continuous loop, allowing you to pop in and watch it at any time during our gallery opening hours.