FF Gaiden: Delete, 2016
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
On a residency at Praksis in Oslo, Norway, held in partnership with PNEK, Atelier Nord, and Notam, the artists David Blandy & Larry Achiampong worked on the theme of NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN bringing together a multidisciplinary community of international and Oslo based participants at varying career stages to explore and discuss issues of identity in contemporary culture.
During their time in Oslo David Blandy and Larry Achiampong worked with paperless migrants to the city, in the production subverting the computer game Grand Theft Auto V. The Oslo participants, from the organisation Mennisker i Limbo (People in Limbo), engaged with huge generosity in discussions of sometimes extreme and traumatic personal experience.
On the basis of these discussions, the artists worked with individual group members to develop written scripts, synthetic voiceovers and character avatars for a new film: Finding Fanon Gaiden: Delete, a complex tapestry of stories of identity and migration, cultural history and social change.