Mikrohaus, or the black atlantic?

2006-2008, 31:07 min, b&w, sound

Drawing from music critic Philip Sherburne’s writings and British cultural theorist Paul Gilroy’s influential study The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1994), Mikrohaus, or the black atlantic? considers the socio-political context undergirding the roots of minimal techno in Europe, punctuating Sherburne’s profiles of German minimal techno artists Jan Jelinek, Thomas Brinkmann, and Basic Channel with quotes by the genre’s Detroit-based pioneers Juan Atkins and Derrick May and textual excerpts from Gilroy, Richard Wright, and Édouard Glissant.