Aug 3, 2022, 2PM

The Passion of Remembrance

The Passion of Remembrance, 1986, 1 hr 23 mins.

Shifting between real and mystic landscapes, Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien create a visual mosaic in The Passion of Remembrance to signify the complexity of the black British experience and the often-overlooked intersections between race, class, gender and sexuality.

Please note this event will be held at the Harold L. Zellerbach Theater, Penn Live Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Guest speakers

Coco Fusco, Artist, Writer, and Professor of Art at The Cooper Union
Louis Massiah, Documentary Filmmaker and Founder/Director of Scribe Video Center

Captioning will be available through Access Kit, as well as ASL interpretation for this program.



The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to present a new programmatic series, developed in concert with renowned artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, from the Sankofa Film and Video Collective. Each screening will be accompanied by a conversation between a scholar and artist or filmmaker providing context and building on the works presented.

Curated by ICA, Penn Live Arts at the Annenberg Center, and BlackStar Projects. This series is organized in conjunction with multiple cultural partners across Philadelphia. In addition to ICA, they include The Barnes Foundation, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and BlackStar Projects on the occasion of the Barnes Foundation’s centennial and their newly commissioned film installation by Julien, Once Again…(Statues Never Die) on view June 19 – September 4, 2022. A list of all partner programming in relation to the centennial celebration can be found here.