Lamentation in the Stuart Croft Archive, a book written by curator and filmmaker Adam Roberts, has been published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. The book is the outcome of Adam’s research project supported by the SCF Research Award in 2018, looking into the archive of Stuart Croft held at the BFI National Archives. It accounts Adam’s visits to examine the archival records and the experience had while doing this work, incorporating reflections on loss, extinction and survival.
‘In an age of erasures, of losses in every sphere of being, how is one to grieve, and speak that grief to others? This remarkable book, woven from threads ancient, prescient, and all too movingly present, understands what is at stake. Charged with the lyric insights of the psalms, Lamentation is a call fully to live. In these times, it could not be more necessary.’ – Gareth Evans, Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.