Tate Modern: Finding Fanon With Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, December 6 2016

Finding Fanon With Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

Tate Exchange
Switch House, Level 5

December 6th 2016
Installation:    12:00-18:00 (drop in- free)
Performance: 19:30-20:30 (book tickets here- £8, concessions available)

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

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Still from 'Finding Fanon Part Three: Prologue', Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016 Image: Claire Barrett

Still from 'Finding Fanon Part Three: Prologue', Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2016
Image: Claire Barrett

Examine communal and personal heritage through film and performance.

Inspired by the lost plays of radical humanist Frantz Fanon, the Finding Fanon project examines how society, race and racism affect our relationships with each other in an age of new technology, pop culture and globalisation.

Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy work collaboratively and share an interest in popular culture and the postcolonial position. They examine communal and personal heritage, using performance to investigate ‘the self’ as a fiction, devising alter-egos to point at their divided selves. Over two years, their research has evolved into a body of work including digital imagery, exhibitions, performance and video.

Become part of the story in a new live work by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

Explore reconstruction, rejuvenation and the possibility or impossibility of reconciliation in the latest installment of Finding Fanon.

Incorporating music, text and large-scale video projection, the performance takes place around a closed shelter, acting as both a mysterious presence and sculptural centrepiece within the installation. Immerse yourself in the space as lines are blurred between performers and the audience.