'The White & Black Minstrel Show', 2007

'The White and Black Minstrel Show', 2007

DVD, 7 mins and Installation

Made on a residency at Iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden in 2006

Blandy mimes to the underground soul classic "Is it because I'm Black" by Syl Johnson (1968), dressed as an inverted Black and White Minstrel. 

Camerawork by Claire Barrett. 
Song used with permission from Syl Johnson.

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The film was originally made for part of an installation at Blandy's first London solo exhibition at Cell Project Space, as part of the:
'Jerwood Artists Platform' in 2007.

The installation was acquired by the Zabludowicz Collection and then subsequently shown at '176' in 2009 as part of:
'A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break'.

Image: David Blandy, Fortress of Solitude, 2007 at 176.

'Because the Night',
Artangel performance event 

Behind the scenes stills at 'Because the Night', a special night of performances, screenings and talks dedicated to darkness, Friday 24 November 2006

Bethnal Green Town Hall
Stills: Claire Barrett, 2006