Exhibition

Finding Fanon Sequence: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong

6 Jul 2017 – 2 Sep 2017

Event times

13:00 - 20:00
(August 13:00 - 17:00)

Cost of entry

Free

Plymouth
Devon, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Royal Parade, where many buses, terminate is a short walk away and Bretonside bus station is adjacent
  • Plymouth station is a 15 minute walk away

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The exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon (2015—17) is a moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation.

About

Inspired by the radical thinker Frantz Fanon (1925—1961), the trilogy considers Fanon’s ideas about the mental distress caused by colonialism and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation, and the ways race, racism and societal issues affect our relationships. The films move between past, present and future, blending personal histories and pop culture with science fiction and post-colonial theory. Footage of the artists shot in empty coastal and rural locations is collaged with their avatars wandering the deserted scenarios of Grand Theft Auto.

Alongside their collaborative work, the exhibition includes pieces by each artist from their individual practices, continuing their exploration of how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century.

We will be screening David Blandy’s short film Tutorial before the cinema screenings of Inversion and My Cousin Rachel for the first week of the exhibition (from Friday 7 to Thursday 13 July). Achiampong (b. 1984) and Blandy (b.1976) have been collaborating as Biters and on the Finding Fanon series since 2013.

Larry Achiampong is a British—Ghanaian artist who has exhibited and presented projects in UK and abroad. David Blandy is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Exhibiting artists

Larry Achiampong

David Blandy

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