'FF Gaiden: Alternative', The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle


Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

FF Gaiden: Alternative

Preview: Tue 3 May, 17:30-18:30

Exhibition: Wed 4 May - Thu 16 June

The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Free in The Gallery, Mon - Sat 10:00-17:00 (Sun: 11:00-17:00)

A new major commission by our 2016 Artists in Residence David Blandy and Larry Achiampong and their work with Tyneside Cinema's young digital group, The Factory. Together they have used the virtual space of Grand Theft Auto 5 to explore ideas around the writings of Frantz Fanon, a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. It also asks what it means to be entering the adult world at this precise moment in time.

The work has been specially commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, and is supported by Arts Council England.

Curated by Elisabetta Fabrizi

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Interview in The Creators Project

Art Monthly, June Issue 2016, No 397

Preview in Art Review

Preview in The British Journal of Photography