not the author of Salt, Gradisil etc
From 1991 to 2016 Adam Roberts made films and videos; some required crews of dozens and were shot on 35mm, while others were shot and edited alone working on Super-8.
His film Mickey Finn won the Grand Prix du Jury at Angers international Film Festival in 1992. The jury included Chantal Akerman.
His collaborators have included film-maker Jack Hazan, choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composers Kevin Volans & Matteo Fargion, and the dancer Sylvie Guillem. His work has been shown at Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Haus der Kunst Munich, Maxi Gallery Rome, BFI Southbank, on BBC TV and Channel 4 Televison.
In 2011, with Joanna Hogg, he founded , which has programmed screenings, curated exhibitions, and staged conferences.
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Between 2013 and 2015 A Nos Amours curated, with Chantal Akerman's help and participation, an unequalled complete retrospective of Akerman's films and video at London's ICA, with breakout events across the UK.
An ambitious Arts Council of England and Marion Goodwin Gallery supported exhibition of much of her installation work followed at Ambika P3 in London.
A Nos Amours published the
in 2019, as a key resource of writing and information. The book has run to several editions.
Between 2015 and 2017 Adam, in collaboration with Paul Coleman, produced and filmed an unprecedented series of interviews with long-term survivors of HIV:
AIDS Since the 80s Project
In 2019 the collection was taken into the London Metropolitan Archives, where it has been indexed and catalogued with support from the Wellcome Foundation.
was published by Ma Bibliothèque in 2020. The book is part memoir, part essay, developing themes of loss and survival, retrospection and the archive, and elipsis at a time of mass-extinction.
I float among the movies I have seen or half remember. They are inchoate and lovely. I bask in the warm seas of the past, amid the myriad forms of other lives around me.
(from Lamentation. In the Stuart Croft Archive, p57)
Between 2006 and 2016 he taught documentary film making at London Academy of Film & TV. He has lectured at Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, Westminster and LCC. Since 1988 Adam has provided editorial and compliance advice to Channel 4 and Film4, supporting the acquisition and programming of feature films.