'Artsadmin Jerwood Commission', Whitechapel Gallery, 16th May

Added on by Claire Blandy.

'Artsadmin Jerwood Commission'

Screening & Artist Talk
Whitechapel Gallery, Thursday 16th May, 6pm
Zilkha Auditorium (£4, £3 Concession, £2 Whitechapel Members)

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Manick Govinda & David Blandy in conversation at the Whitechapel, 16th May, 2013

David Blandy’s new video work Biter is an Artsadmin Jerwood Commission. It premiered at the Whitechapel Gallery’s Zilka Auditorium. A hip-hop fan since the early 90’s, the work examines how much hip-hop has entered the artist’s unconscious mind. Shot on location at The Freud Museum, Biter will ask questions about identity – how much of the artist’s self is hip-hop? The screening was followed by a talk. Ticket holders were invited to the Arts Café Bar at Toynbee Studios for a vinyl DJ set by Blandy of the tunes referenced in the video.

Biter will also be screened at the launch night of a three-day festival marking the centenary of the publication of Sigmund Freud’s Totem and Taboo at the Freud Museum London, 5-7 July 2013. There will also be a short performance by Blandy.

An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission, with support from the Freud Museum.


Interview by Mark Sheerin for Hyperallergic