screenings, exhibition, publication


In Praise of Not Knowing,

in The Liberated Film Club

edited by Stanley Schtinter,

Dominic Jaeckle & Jon Auman

Tenement Press, October 2021

The Ten Commandments, misremembered

in Moving Impressions: Essays on Art and Experience

edited by Stuart Bell, the87press, June 2021

What Does a Dance Filmmaker See?

in Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice, edited by Kim Knowles & Marion Schmid

Edinburgh University Press, February 2021

Recipes Under Confinement


Ma Biblitheque, 2021

Lamentation in the Stuart Croft Archive

Ma Bibliothèque, 2020

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Akerman the scavenger

in MIRAJ (Moving Image Review & Art Journal)

8.1 & 2, September 2019, pp. 156-165

edited by Michael Mazière & Lucy Reynolds, Intellect

Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook

London: A Nos Amours, 2019

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“Like a Musical Piece”: Akerman and Musicality

in Chantal Akerman: Afterlives

ed. by Marion Schmid and Emma Wilson

Moving Image, 9

Cambridge: Legenda, 2019

Akerman’s Tree

in Speaking to Le Passeur (The Ferryman) 1881, William Stott of Oldham

devised by Keira Greene

Tate London Learning 2017

Notes on filming dance

in The International Journal of Screen Dance, Volume 2 (2012), Parallel Press

interview with Adam Roberts

Vertigo Issue 31, Winter 2012

An homage to Chantal Akerman

Adam Roberts & Joanna Hogg

Frieze Magazine, issue 176 Jan/Feb 2016

Chantal Akerman: extraordinary artist of the everyday who we will miss for ever

Adam Roberts & Joanna Hogg

Guardian 8.10.2015

Revisiting Slow Cinema

ICA Bulletin 2013

Tippi: Crying Fowl

monologue for Deborah Tiso

Lilian Baylis space, Sadler's Wells, London November 2007


feature film screenplay

funded by UK Film Council


Production company: Tall Stories


BBC Radio 4 Screenshot:

extended intreview about Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Listen on BBC Sounds

Inspiring Eric Rohmer (1920-2010): Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688–1763)

Reading and discussion on Resonance104.4FM. Conceived by Adam Roberts, with the participation of Joanna Hogg, Jonathan Romney, Justine Waddell, Gareth Evans & Anna Procter.

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Premiere at MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo), Rome - Artapes, part of Chantal Akerman: identity and memory, Tuesday 27 June 2017, curated by Giovanna Fazzuoli & Giulia Magno.


Premiere: IMT Gallery July 2012.

Published on DVD by filmarmalade, with artist interview by Roger Clarke & Ian Monk.

Shown in Retour des ténèbres: l'imaginaire gothique depuis Frankenstein, Musée Rath, Genève 2.12.2016 – 19.3.2017, curated by Justine Moeckli (Muséess d'art et d'histoire) & Konstantin Sgouridis. Catalogue.

Shown at BFI Southbank, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento Buenos Aires 2012, Whitechapel Gallery, Close Up.


Published on DVD by filmarmalade, with artist interview by Miranda Pennell and Jonathan Romney.


Installation: From the Inside, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Aug - Oct 2010, curated by Portland Green.

Nominated for 1996 SACD Award.

Screened at Pompidou Centre, Cornerhouse Manchester, La Cinématèque français Paris, etc.

Distributed on VHS & DVD by Warner Digital Classics. Available to view in the New York Public Library Digital Collection: Evidentia: A Film Conceived by Sylvie Guillem

TV transissions: France2 & BBC2, 28.12.1995;

Canal 33 Televisió de Catalunya, October 2007.


William Forsythe & Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker select Hands for their carte blanche, Cinedans 2008 & 2009.

Projection in The Orb road-show 1998.

Included in Lynda Gaudreau’s Encyclopœdia Document 1 (1999, Compagnie de Brune), which toured worldwide.

BBC transmission 24.7.1996;

Canal 33 Televisió de Catalunya, October 2007.

Published on DVD: Forward Motion, British Council/South East Dance and Arts Council of England.

pieces of The Quiet Dance

Premiere: Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2008.


Premiere: Todds Gallery, Hastings, Jan 2008.

Exhibited in What If… exhibition at Siobhan Davies Studios, curated Lucy Cash.

Both Sitting Duet

Shown in Hayward Gallery (13 October 2010 – 9 January 2011), Haus der Kunst, Munich (4 February – 15 May 2011), K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (16 July – 25 September 2011) & National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (6 June 2012 – 8 December 2012) in exhibition Move: Choreographing You - Art and Dance since the 1960s, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal.

Mickey Finn

Grand Prix du Jury, Angers International Film Festival 1992

list of jury & festival winners

Screened in Edinburgh International Film Festival & Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.

BBC transmission 27th February 1992


BBC transmission in ‘Late Show’ 5th April 1994.

Screened at Espace Pierre Cardin Paris, Riverside Studios London, Grand Prix International Video Danse etc.


Channel 4 transmission 21st October 1994,

& SBS Australia, RAI Italy, Hong Kong.

Festivals: Melbourne International Film Festival.


1991 short film, Bronze prize Festival des Nations, Ebensee, Austria. Nominated for Young Film Maker of the Year Edinburgh International Film Festival. Also screened In Bombay Film Festival, BP Expo 91 Riverside London, Mundial Badalona etc.

reviews etc

Review of Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook: Cineaste Magazine

Vol. XLVI, No 1. Winter 2020.

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis.

Review of Chantal Akerman Retropsective Handbook: TLS March 6th, 2020.

Muriel Zagha.

Review of Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook: Film International July 29th, 2020.

Thomas Puhr

Discussion of Hands in Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image (Oxford University Press, 2008) by Dr. Erin Brannigan

Discussion of Hands in Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (Palgrave, 2001) by Sherill Dodds

Review of a DVD of Adam Roberts’ dance films in Dance Theatre Journal, 2006, Vol. 21, Numb 3, pages 45 – 46. Publisher: Laban Centre for Movement and Dance

Filmwaves no 12, 2000 - survey of Adam Roberts’ film work by Cleo Williams

Liberation. 30.12.95 review of blue/yellow

On blue/yellow by Sophie Constanti, Dance Theatre Journal: winter edition 1995/1996

Body, reviewed by Dan Glaister, Guardian 22.8.94

Mickey Finn, reviewed by Dan Glaister, Guardian 5.3.92

AIDS Sincethe 80s Project


The HIV Story Trust

Co-founder, co-producer & co-director with Paul Coleman of the AIDS Since the 80s Project (now The National HIV Story Trust) which, between June 2015 and February 2017, filmed more than 100 interviews with long-term survivors of HIV. This unprecedented documentary project captured experiences of HIV in the UK from the 1980s to the present day.

The interviews have been deposited in the London Metropolitan Archive as an important historical resource, and have been transcribed and indexed with a grant from the Wellcome Trust.

A feature length documentary film is in preparation.

Adam Roberts & Paul Coleman also commissoned artist Danielle van Zadelhoff to create portraits of a dozen long-trem survivors of HIV, and curated an exhibition - SURVIVORS! - of the portaits in 2017 at London's City Hall to mark World AIDS Day.  A limited edition artist's monograph can be bought from Stockman's Art Books.