Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Black Corporeal (Breathing by Numbers)

Experimental Film United Kingdom 2022
By Julianknxx
"Black Corporeal (Breathing by Numbers)" layers poetry, essay, documentary and music to expose the multiple realities of Black life in London and our relationships with the built environment. The film is anchored by the voice of Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who advocated to have air pollution listed as a cause of death of her nine-year-old daughter, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah – the first officially acknowledged case in UK history. While honouring a culture of resilience and perseverance, the film highlights the realities of social and environmental poverty in inner cities, which has a disproportionate impact on melanated bodies and working class communities.

15.10. | 14.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 16.00 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)
16.10. | 17.30 (ASTOR Film Lounge MyZeil | Kino 3)


Film Info


Black Corporeal (Breathing by Numbers)
Original title
Black Corporeal (Breathing by Numbers)
Experimental Film
Release Date
  • United Kingdom
Spoken language
  • English
  • English
16 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo


  • Pablo Rojo (Cinematographer)
  • (Cinematographer)
  • Harry Deadman (Editor)
  • Paul Cousins (Music)
  • Social


    • Julianknxx

      Julianknxx’s interdisciplinary practice merges his poetic work with performance, film and music, seeking to express the ineffable realities of human experiences while examining the structures through which we live. Julianknxx has exhibited and performed in the UK and internationally at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Gulbenkian, Lisbon and Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands. Upcoming exhibitions and performances will take place at Art Basel, Basel, (2023); Barbican Centre, London (2023) andTate Modern, London (2023). Julianknxx is part of the Film London Jarman Award 2023 shortlist.

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