Tate Modern, Starr Cinema: 'Finding Fanon Trilogy', talk and screening Wed May 24, 7-9pm

Tate Modern Film

The Finding Fanon Trilogy
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

24 May 2017 at 19.00–21.00, £8 Concessions available

Starr Cinema

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

Finding Fanon Part Three, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, 2016Photo Claire Barret

Finding Fanon Part Three, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, 2016Photo Claire Barret

A moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Franz Fanon

The Finding Fanon trilogy (2015–17) by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy blends personal histories, pop culture and post-colonial theory to examine how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century. Join us for this exclusive screening – the first time the trilogy has been screened together – followed by a conversation between the artists.

Programme

Finding Fanon Part One 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 15 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Two 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 9 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Produced by Artsadmin
Commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Three 2017
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 14 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England and Wysing Arts Centre

In Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s collaborative practice, they share an interest in popular culture and the decolonial 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.

Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (Documenta13), Kassel; Iniva, London; and the ICA, London.

David Blandy (b. 1976) has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Bloomberg Space, London; The Exchange, Newlyn Art Gallery; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki; MoMA PS1, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Supported by
The J Isaacs Charitable Trust