DIRECTED BY Ishmael Annobil


Linda Karshan discusses her pivotal works and their natural embodiment of Italo Calvino’s ‘Six Memos for the Next Millennium’, to which she appends her own memo: “Coherence”.

“…they were important for literature,
so they are certainly important for my work.”

Recorded in Knightsbridge, London, on 27th October 2017, this unique conversation offers rare insights into Karshan’s early experiments, including processes and media, on her way to establishing her voice.

Of Pivotal Works & Calvino is characterised by Karshan’s exceptional  eloquence, and it is resplendent with telling anecdotes from her long art career, and quotations from her wide reading. It is part of a filmic quintet by Ishmael Annobil


Ishmael Annobil is a London-based poet, filmmaker, journalist, emblemist and digital composer. Born in Accra, Ghana, in 1958, Ishmael started writing poetry at the age of 11, and entered journalism soon after high school. He has directed several keynote art documentaries, including Hornsleth: Product of Love, Kenji Yoshida: Artist of the Soul; and In the Presence of Awe: The Transvangarde. He is currently filming Choreographing the Page, a definitive documentary on Linda Karshan, one of America’s greatest minimalist artists.


  • Director: Ishmael Annobil
  • Producer: Ishmael Annobil
  • Executive Producer: Ishmael Annobil & Linda Karshan
  • Associate Producer: Ishmael Annobil
  • Screen Writer: N/A
  • Director of Photography: Ishmael Annobil
  • Editors: Ishmael Annobil
  • Camera Operators: Ishmael Annobil & Nana Yaa Annobil
  • Production Managers: Ishmael Annobil
  • Production Designers: Ishmael Annobil & Nana Yaa Annobil
  • Sound Recordists: Ishmael Annobil
  • Composers: Ishmael Annobil
  • Full Cast: N/A
  • Other Credits: N/A
  • Broadcast Outlet: TV
  • Financiers: Ishmael Annobil & Linda Karshan
  • Client/Commissioner: Stonedog Productions
  • Distributor / Sales Agent: N/A

Production Company:

Stonedog Productions