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 – studio national des arts contemporains, 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 cyber space through planetary scale computing. He has shown his work at places such as; Rotterdam International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Transmediale, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, The Centre Pompidou, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Louisiana museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery.
VDB is pleased to welcome Henderson to the Gene Siskel Film Center in October for a screening during the Fall 2015 season of the Conversations at the Edge series. In conjunction with his first Chicago appearance, VDB sat down with the artist to discuss his influences.