film-maker

curator

writer

&c.

not the author of Salt, Gradisil etc


Since the mid-90s Adam Roberts has made films and videos. Some have required crews of dozens and been shot on 35mm, while others have been shot and edited alone working on Super-8. His film Mickey Finn won the Grand Prix du Jury at Angers international Film Festival. His collaborators have included film-maker Jack Hazan, choreographer Jonathan Burrows, composers Kevin Volans & Matteo Fargion, and the dancer Sylvie Guillem. His work has shown at Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Maxi Gallery, Rome, BFI Southbank, BBC TV and Channel 4 Televison.

With Joanna Hogg he founded A Nos Amours, which has programmed screenings, curated exhibitions, and staged conferences.  Between 2013 and 2015 A Nos Amousr curated, with Akerman's participation, a lauded and unequalled complete retrospective of the films of Chantal Akerman at London's ICA and across the UK. An exhibition of much of her installation works followed at Ambika P3 in London.  A Nos Amours has published the Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook (London, 2019).

With Paul Coleman he produced and filmed an unprecedented series of interviews with long-term survivors of HIV (the AIDS Since the 80s Project, now The HIV Story Trust), since 2019 housed in the London Metropolitan Archives, indexed and catalogued with support from the Wellcome Foundation.

His book Lamentation. In the Stuart Croft Archive was published by Ma Bibliothèque in 2020. It is an essay about survival, retrospection, the archive and loss at a time of mass-extinction.

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.

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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.

(Lamentation. In the Stuart Croft Archive, p57.)