Jenn Nkiru is fast emerging as a visionary director with a distinct passion for the symbiosis between sound and vision. She joined Boiler Room’s Amar Ediriwira for an on-stage discussion on Sunday 9 June 2019.
Jenn’s expressionistic new short documentary, Black to Tehcno, explores the relationship of techno to Detroit's black music scene. It follows on from the international success of her first films En Vogue and Rebirth is Necessary, which won Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival. Her recent collaborators include Ricky Saiz and Kamasi Washington on Beyonce & Jay Z’s Apeshit, filmed in Paris' iconic Louvre, and commissions include Nowness, Frieze, Gucci and Channel 4.
Jenn was named as one of the 200 women redefining the creative industries in 2018 by The Dots and one of the 100 global Creative Superheroes shaping culture by Utopia in 2018. She was also a founding curator of Boiler Room’s video platform 4:3, alongside Elijah Wood, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Peaches. The discussion between herself and Boiler Room’s Amar Ediriwira was a fascinating conversation with one of the UK’s most exciting rising directors.
Recordings of some of the 2019 talks and sessions will be available on our YouTube channel in the Autumn.