FINDING FANON TRILOGY CPD EVENT FOR GUILD MEMBERS, STUDENTS, TRAINEES & FRIENDS
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTISTS LARRY ACHIAMPONG AND DAVID BLANDY AROUND RACE, RACISM, ART AND THERAPY WITH A PANEL LEAD BY PSYCHOTHERAPIST CHARLES BROWN
Free of charge
The Guild of Psychotherapists
47 Nelson Square, London SE1 0QA
Friday 30TH June 7.00 - 9.00PM
The Finding Fanon project (2015–17) by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925–1961), whose work explored the trauma of colonialism and the consequences of decolonisation. Frantz Fanon wrote three plays that remain unpublished and were never performed.
The two artists negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and the post-colonial, and how these societal issues affect the artists’ relationship and reflect on wider social issues in the current politic climate of brexit. The discussion looks at the impact this has on the analytic relationship and the consequences for therapy in the 21st century.
The Guild of Psychotherapists - and our low fee clinic - is situated in one of the most ethnically and racially diverse boroughs in the country. Recognising this calls for creating conditions where, at a minimum, psychotherapy organisations can fully reflect the society in which they are located.
The members and trainees who work in the Clinic and have been engaged with the community are committed to developing a narrative towards achieving greater psychoanalytical understandings when working with ethnic diversity for the benefit of our trainees, patients and supervisees.
There will be a presentation by the artists of their work followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.