NEWS and REEL (2005) were developed during an artist’s residency undertaken at the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), in September 2005. The residency was one of three organised as part Necessary Journeys, an Arts Council England programme that took its cue from the bfi’s Black World initiative. Necessary Journeys also saw Keith Piper in residence at Birmingham Central Library’s Photographic Archive, and Jackie Kay at the National Archives of Film and Television. In addition, travel bursaries were awarded to seven artists, an original film score commissioned, and a programme of dance on film screenings presented. The programme culminated in a symposium and book launch at Tate Modern.
susan pui san lok, NEWS (London: SPSL, 2005), 150x100mm, 32pp, ISBN 978-0-9551849-0-1 (front cover)