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Finding Fanon Trilogy

Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

Finding Fanon Trilogy

Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

Finding Fanon Trilogy

Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett​

Events - Film

Finding Fanon Trilogy

Screening and Q&A

16 Aug 2018

6.30-8.30pm 
 
Finding Fanon Trilogy is a film inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. Directors Achiampong and Blandy negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and decolonisation. Through the series, they look at how these societal issues affect our relationship amidst an age of new technology, popular culture and globalisation.
 
The screening will be followed by a conversation with co-director Larry Achiampong and curator Amir George.
 
 
Programme:
 
Finding Fanon Part One (2015) 15 min
 
Finding Fanon Part Two (2015) 9 min
 
Finding Fanon Part Three (2017) 14 min
 
 
Free. Booking required.
The Space
 
 
 
About the Speakers:
 
Larry Achiampong solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity. With works that examine his communal and personal heritage in particular, the intersections between pop culture and the post colonial position. Achiampong crate-digs the vaults  of history.The investigations examine constructions of ‘the self’ by splicing the audible and visual materials of personal and interpersonal archives, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched socio political contradictions in contemporary society. Achiampong has exhibited, performed, and presented projects within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern, London; The Institute For Creative Arts, Cape Town, The British Film Institute, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. Diaspora Pavilion - 57th Venice Biennale, Venice; and Somerset House, London. He lives and works in London.
 
David Blandy is an artist based in London & Brighton, who works with the image in the digital world. His work can take the form of large scale installations and collaborative projects with Larry Achiampong Blandy produces video, performances and comics that deal with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and reality in everyday life. Either as a white man mouthing the words to the underground soul classic “Is it because I’m black” in ‘hollow bones’ (2001), or being taught how to make art by the deceased martial arts star Bruce Lee in ‘emotional content’ (2003), Blandy searches for his cultural position in the world. His work humorously asks the difficult question of just how much the self is formed by the mass-media of records, films and television, and whether he has an identity outside that. David has exhibited works at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan. Bethlem Gallery, London, and Dhakaa Art Summit, Bangladesh, among others. Blandy’s video work is distributed by LUX: www.lux.org.uk and is represented by Seventeen
 
Amir George is a curator and filmmaker based in Chicago. Amir is the co-founder of the touring experimental film series Black Radical Imagination as well as program curator for The Cinema Culture a grassroots film programming organization. Amir has presented screenings and curated programs at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; ICA London, Talbot Rice Gallery, and Silent Funny Chicago among others.
 

 

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