Video, Performance & Installation
David Blandy works with the image in the digital world, from the YouTube tutorial and music videos, to television series, anime and the narrative sections of computer games; highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are. Within each work he deconstructs the form, placing himself as the alienated subject in a prefabricated cultural archetype. Through this process Blandy questions our relationship with the narratives that surround and shape us, to find what forms the contemporary collective unconscious.
His work can take the form of large scale installation such as for 'Hercules: Rough Cut', 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark' and 'Crossroads', and 'Child of the Atom'; to the single screen works of 'Biter' and 'How to make a short video about extinction'. He has also collaborated on projects with Larry Achiampong for 'Finding Fanon' and 'Biters'; and for 'Helix', a Wellcome Trust commission with the illustrator Daniel Locke and scientist Dr Adam Rutherford.