Louis Henderson is an English filmmaker whose films and writings investigate the networked links between colonialism, technology, capitalism and history. A graduate of London College of Communication and Le Fresnoy, Henderson is currently completing a post-diplôme within an experimental art and research group at the European School of Visual Arts. His research focuses on new materialities of the Internet and the neocolonialisation of cyberspace through planetary-scale computing. Henderson has shown his work at International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, New York Film Festival, Transmediale, The Kiev Biennial 2015, The Centre Pompidou, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, and elsewhere. In 2015 he received the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Video Artist at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, and a European Short Film Award at New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław, Poland. His work is distributed by Lux (UK) and Video Data Bank (USA). vimeo.com/louishenderson
Louis Henderson: “Animism is the only sensible version of materialism”
My research has particularly focused on the problems and potentialities of e-waste in Ghana, voodoo-inspired e-mail scamming practices, histories of decolonial revolutions, connections between neocolonial gold mining and data mining, the colonisation of the space of the Cloud...