Exploring the radical musical movement that originated in Detroit in the 80s, Jenn Nkiru’s ‘Black to Techno’ documentary opens with a series of vignettes of long-forgotten archive film paired with original shot footage. The film explores the roles played by history, technology, geography and race that lead to the creation and emergence of techno as a sound in an industrial birthplace city.
In this episode of the Gucci Podcast, artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru talks to Frieze Studio’s Senior Editor Matthew McLean about ‘Black to Techno’, the fourth and final film commissioned as part of the Frieze and Gucci ‘Second Summer of Love’ series.
‘Black to Techno’ screens alongside the first three films of the series directed by Wu Tsang, Josh Blaaberg and Jeremy Deller at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 17th.
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